Vardags President, Ayesha Vardag, wrote for the Huffington Post following a report that showed that “falling out of love” had supplanted adultery as the top cause for marital breakdown.
Ayesha wrote that this was similar to what she had seen in her experience at the top of family law. “When people come and see me,” she wrote “they often say “there has been infidelity but that’s not really what’s behind this, it’s just that we really don’t get along any more, we’re not attracted to each other, we have nothing in common”, etc.”
Ayesha went on to argue that this change furthered the case for “no fault” divorce – allowing couples to end their marriage by mutual consent, rather than requiring a case to be made out by one of them. “It’s still a huge shame, however, that couples who bear each other no ill at the point of deciding to separate will have to go through the unhappy process of generating some on paper to get divorced,” Ayesha explained, adding “Every drop of acrimony can contaminate a future relationship which has to be friendly and cooperative for the sake of the children, who need to be co-parented even if they have that in two homes rather than one. So an end to compulsory mud-slinging in divorce would be a huge improvement.”
Vardags Limited is a limited company trading as Vardags, Company No 7199468, registered in England and Wales, having its registered office at 10 Old Bailey, London EC4M 7NG. Vardags is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA Number 535955). The term “Director” is used to refer to a director of Vardags Limited or to a non-legally qualified employee or consultant of Vardags Limited with equivalent standing; the term “Director” does not necessarily imply that the relevant individual is a director of Vardags Limited. The term “Partner” is used to refer to a legally qualified director of Vardags Limited or a legally qualified employee or consultant of Vardags Limited with equivalent standing; the title “Partner” does not necessarily imply that the relevant individual is a director of Vardags Limited and does not imply that they are a partner in the legalsense. Our Partners are not liable for the debts, liabilities or obligations of Vardags Limited. A list of the directors of Vardags Limited and a list of the names of those using the title of “Director” or “Partner” together with their official status available for inspection at Vardags’ registered office. VAT number: 99 001 7230.