'No Fault Divorce'

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'No Fault Divorce'

On 13 October 2015 there is to be a motion debated in the House of Commons as to whether there should be the introduction of a 'no fault divorce'.   At present whilst the single ground for a divorce or civil partnership dissolution in England and Wales is that the marriage has irretrievably broken down, to prove this specific facts have to be shown, such as adultery, unreasonable behaviour, desertion or separation.   At present there is only  a fault based divorce.   Will this pave the way forward for divorce and dissolution proceedings to proceed amicably avoiding unnecessary conflict?

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