Since the announcement of the No Fault Divorce Bill, concerns have been raised that the new legislation might lead people to seek a divorce before working to “fix” their marriage.
But it’s important to remember that whilst the No Fault Divorce legislation will take away some of the unnecessary bureaucracy involved in the divorce process, it won’t take away the emotional pain of splitting up.
Although the new legislation has arguably made getting a divorce a more straightforward process, it is still not something to be taken lightly. For most couples considering divorce, their marriage will already be beyond the point of repair, so staying together would likely result in further emotional damage for everyone involved.
Here are just a few of the benefits the new legislation brings:
- taking away the blame factor can lessen the stress of divorce for everyone involved, including children;
- a focus can be placed on important matters like how your children will be looked after and how any finances will be handled;
- it offers an uncomplicated process for people to remove themselves from abusive marriages.