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Who is to Blame in Divorce?

Divorce is often portrayed as combative, aggressive and adversarial. Currently in England and Wales, divorcing couples need to prove the irretrievable breakdown of their marriage through adultery, unreasonable behaviour, desertion, two years separation with consent or five years separation without consent. Many people believe this system makes it difficult for separating couples to have a constructive and collaborative divorce. This is not the case in Scotland where it is easier to divorce in a way that does not require you to apportion blame on your former partner.

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