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Parliament backs no-fault, ‘quickie’ divorces

For many decades in England and Wales divorce has only been licit in cases of adultery, serious misdemeanour, and desertion. However, in early June, a Bill introducing no-fault divorce (the ostensible ‘quickie’ divorce) was supported in the House of Commons by 231 votes to 16.

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The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill’s second reading has now almost certainly passed since the time of writing. The upshot is that, in just a few months, couples will only have to give notice of their intentions to divorce rather than having to prove that their marriage has irretrievably broken down.