UK Judge Demands Review of Damaging Divorce Laws


From the UK Telegraph:

Outdated family laws have fueled an “alarming” rise in marital breakdown, causing “profound” damage to millions of children, a High Court judge has warned

Sir Paul Coleridge called for an independent commission to reform divorce law, arguing that family relationships are now “unrecognisable” from the 1950s, when the last review was conducted.

He condemned successive governments for “ducking” politically contentious reforms with the result that pre-nuptial agreements and cohabiting relationships were being legitimised by “stealth”.

... Sir Paul estimated that 320,000 children enter the family law system each year, suggesting that more than 3 million children are now caught up in the legal process

“The scale of the problem is genuinely alarming,” he said. “The incidence of family breakdown is so terribly high now that the way in which family law is shaped and managed has, I believe, a direct and profound impact on the private lives of huge numbers of the population.