Online Divorce Pilot Leads to Calls for Weaker Marriage Law

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(The Christian Institute) U.K. couples will be able to file for divorce online this year if a controversial new project goes ahead.

Government ministers are drafting a pilot scheme which will allow divorce proceedings to be initiated over the internet for the first time, in order to save time and paperwork.

The move was instantly seized upon by family lawyers, who would like the government to allow no-fault divorce.

Nigel Shepherd, a family partner at law firm Mills & Reeve, claimed a change to the law to remove fault in divorce is crucial.

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