Govt to consider reducing waiting time for divorce in new bill

Govt to consider reducing waiting time for divorce in new bill

The Government will consider a bill to reduce the waiting time for a divorce this morning.

It would reduce the separation time needed for couples seeking a divorce from four to two years.

It comes after people voted to remove the reference to waiting times from the constitution in May.

Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan will also bring forward legislation that would allow divorces and separations granted in the UK to be recognised here if there is a no-deal Brexit.


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