Resolution welcomes government commitment on no-fault divorce

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The justice secretary, David Gauke, has today committed the government to reforming divorce law through legislation “at the earliest opportunity.”

Speaking in response to the remarks, Nigel Shepherd, former Chair of Resolution, the family law organisation, said:

“From the Secretary of State’s remarks today, it is clear that the responses to the consultation have demonstrated overwhelming support for this important reform, and we’re pleased the government are so firmly behind it.

“Our members, and the families they work with, will be delighted that, after years of campaigning, we are now so close to ending the ‘blame game’ that many divorcing couples are currently forced to play.

“There is clearly much detail still to agree, and we’ll be providing Ministers and officials with all the support we can to help this new legislation come forward, and be enacted, as soon as possible.”