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Politicians urged to consider family law 'wish list' ahead of General Election

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Family law foundation Resolution is calling on politicians to consider a ‘wish list’ ahead of the upcoming General Election to be held on 8 June.

The organisation is urging the next Government to consider a series of four proposals, which include:

  • The introduction of no-fault divorce in the UK.
  • The introduction of ‘basic rights’ for cohabiting couples.
  • Greater clarity for the general public on the financial aspects and challenges of divorce.
  • Fairer access to the UK’s family justice system for all.

The organisation insists that, by taking the above proposals into consideration, the next Government has the power to “make a huge, positive difference to the lives of the hundreds of thousands of people that separate each year – as well as any children they may have”.

Commenting on the proposals, Nigel Shepherd, of Resolution, said: “As parliamentary candidates now head out to knock on doors, Resolution encourages anyone working in the family justice sector to ask them to support our call for change.

“Together we can send a clear message to the next Parliament that it’s time to modernise family law.

A new Parliament is a perfect opportunity for politicians to finally act on no fault divorce, regardless of the outcome on 8 June.

“This is why I have written to all major parties calling on them to make a clear commitment to modernise family law on this and other key issues for our members, such as rights for cohabiting couples, fair access to the justice system and financial clarity on divorce,” he added.

MFG Solicitors’ family team can advise on all aspects of family law, including divorce, financial disputes and the drawing up of cohabitation agreements. For more information, please contact us.