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The end to the 'blame game' when it comes to divorce

We are thrilled with today’s news from the Ministry of Justice. The breakdown of a marriage is an upsetting and extremely difficult time for any family and this outdated law only aggravated the conflict.

Today it was announced that the government will be reforming the outdated laws that currently force divorcing couples to blame each other for the breakdown of the marriage. This overhaul of divorce law will ensure the end of the ‘blame game’ within proceedings and comes after years of campaigning from family justice organisation Resolution.

Lucy Haines, a Solicitor in our Family law department and member of Resolution, says: “This new legislation cannot come soon enough - my clients, and their children can only benefit from a move towards more amicable divorces. I’ve already had one of my existing clients ask whether she can delay her application for a divorce so that she and her husband can have an amicable, blame-free divorce. “

Liz Edwards, Partner at Amphlett Lissimore and Former Chair of Resolution who has campaigned alongside her Resolution colleagues for decades, says: “Resolution has been campaigning for many years to put an end to the ‘blame game’ because it did not keep people together and had no other benefit. Couples who had managed to agree on everything else have been forced to revisit all their painful history. The reform to the law will allow them to divorce with dignity."

QS Amphlett Lissimore are proud to be members of Resolution. We are committed to resolving disputes in a non-confrontational way whenever this is possible, and believe this to be in the long-term best interests for you and your family.  

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