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.”
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