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Guernsey's 'no fault divorce' law reform delayed

4th March 2024

BBC News

New laws being introduced to modernise divorce and separation proceedings on Guernsey have been delayed.

Reforms include establishing no-fault divorce, making annulment proceedings simpler and removing the capacity to contest divorces.

The changes were due to come into force by the end of 2023, but are now expected by the end of June 2024.

The government said the delay was caused by "the prioritisation of more urgent legislation."

The process to enact the changes came after a 2015 resolution which called for recognition "that there was a need for the law to be reformed to ensure that it was both inclusive and reflective of modern society."

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