NOWHERE IS THE CHAOS OF OUTDATED LAWS REGARDING DIVORCE MORE IN PLAY THAN IN MASSACHUSETTS WHERE THE SO CALLED NEW DIVORCE LAW HAS CREATED MORE CHAOS THAN HUMAN MINDS NEED to ENDURE…
INDEED THE REASON FOR LICENSING OF MARRIAGE WAS TO PREVENT INTERRACIAL RELATIONS IN THE EARLY COLONIAL DAYS WHEN SOME SLAVES WERE FREED.
NOW TODAY TAGS OF SUPER LAWYER ARE JUST SUPER WAYS TO ATTRACT DOLLARS TO THOSE WHO LIVE OFF THE SUFFERING CREATED BY OUTDATED AND PLAIN DUMB LAWS AND PROBATE JUDGES WHO ARE JUST IMO POLITICAL HACKS THAT KNEW THE GOVERNOR…
WORLDWIDE SCREAMS TO END THE CHAOS CREATED BY THE FEUDAL SYSTEM AND OUR EARLY VIEWS OF MARRIAGE BY BLACKS ARE EVERYWHERE!
THE PROBATE COURTS, THE DIVORCE LAWS IN MASSACHUSETTS ARE SUPER INDEED….SUPER IN SHAME…..MAKING THE LEAST ABLE OF THE BAR RICH ON THE PAIN OF MALE/FEMALE SOULS.
TIME TO END OUTDATED LAWS THAT WERE IN PART CREATED BY UNLICENSED FOLKS THAT WITH THE SUPER NOTHINGS HAVE INFLICTED MORE PAIN AND SUFFERING IN MASSACHUSETTS…
- The former High Court judge Sir Paul Coleridge, who founded the Marriage Foundation charity in 2012, is pushing for new laws to modernize and protect marriage. HOPEFULLY TO END MARRIAGE ITSELF…..
Senior judicial figures have called for an end to “unjust” and “outdated” divorce laws as The Times begins a campaign to modernize family legislation.
Lord Mackay of Clashfern, the lord chancellor to two prime ministers, and Baroness Butler-Sloss, the former lord justice of appeal and president of the High Court family division, join other legal grandees to condemn the “antediluvian, damaging” 50-year-old laws governing marital break-ups. They are backing this newspaper’s demand for sweeping reform, including:
• The abolition of the need during divorce proceedings to allege fault or blame, which has caused people to remain locked for years in loveless marriages.
• The end of the so-called meal ticket for life-maintenance awards. EACH PARTY HAS THEIR OWN ASSETS….NO INVASION OF THE OTHERS WEALTH!
• Statutory backing for prenuptial contracts. THIS TOO NO LONGER REQUIRED AS MARRIAGE ITSELF CEASES TO EXIST!
The call comes two weeks after a report by the Nuffield Foundation, which condemned divorce laws in England and Wales for forcing couples to make false and exaggerated allegations of adultery or bad behavior, causing bitterness and harming the mental health of children.
Baroness Shackleton of Belgravia, the barrister for several senior royals, and Baroness Deech, the former chairwoman of the Human Fertility and Embryology Authority, are also among those backing divorce reform as part of The Times’s Family Matters campaign, which joins forces with the former High Court judge Sir Paul Coleridge to push for new laws to modernise and protect marriage. THE BEST PROTECTION IS TO END ALL STATE INVOLVEMENT AMONGST THOSE LIVING TOGETHER…..
Sir Paul, chairman of the Marriage Foundation, an organization that has pushed for more support for couples experiencing marital difficulty, in an attempt to stem the tide of family breakdowns, said that the institution needed to be for “everyone from all walks of life, not just the better off”.
He added: “We must urgently do something about the laws on marriage and divorce. These are antediluvian and no longer fit for purpose. Our chief concern is to address the impact of the breakdown of relationships, particularly where there are children. These breakdowns have devastating consequences for both adults and children that can last for decades.”
Although laws should ease the pain of the separation process, they do the opposite, according to Sir Paul. “They fuel acrimony, hostility, and pain — and make good long-term relationships between two parents caring for children impossible.”
Lord Mackay, who as lord chancellor under Margaret Thatcher attempted the last reform of divorce laws, said that he still supported change and removal of the need to allege blame. He is among many to have been concerned by the recent case of Tini Owens, who has been refused a divorce from her millionaire husband despite the couple living apart for almost three years.
“Marriage is a two-sided arrangement and involves children as well,” Lord Mackay said. “Unless both parties are willing to continue, it is difficult to have anything that can properly be called marriage.” The need to allege fault had a “corrosive effect on relationships”, he said. “It does not help to heal in any way… and of course [it] is very damaging to the children.”
Lord Mackay’s reforms reached the statute book as the Family Law Act 1996 despite a storm whipped up by Tory MPs and in the tabloid press. “There was concern that it undermined marriage,” he said. “But people did not understand how it worked. All it was doing was removing the unnecessarily provocative material from the separation.”
The act was approved by parliament 20 years ago and had the backing of Cardinal Hume, then the most senior Roman Catholic in Britain, as well as the Church of England. It was never implemented and was removed from the statute book by David Cameron’s coalition government. “Every year that passes is doing unnecessary damage to the possibility of satisfactory arrangements on breakdown,” Lord Mackay said.
Baroness Hale of Richmond, president of the Supreme Court, and Sir James Munby, president of the High Court family division, are known to favor reform. Sixty percent of divorces in England and Wales are based on allegations of fault — ten times the number in Scotland or France, the Nuffield report says. Elsewhere fault has largely been abolished.
Lady Butler-Sloss, who sits as a crossbench peer, said: “The law on divorce is unsuitable, hypocritical, out of date, unfair, unkind . . . and very damaging to the children.” Allegations of fault “immediately raise the temperature, needlessly”.
Lady Shackleton said: “The pendulum has swung far too far in the direction of vesting control in the judges rather than parliament. Reform is urgently overdue.”
Sir Alan Ward, a former Court of Appeal judge and family specialist, said: “The disconnect between the letter of the law and the practice is now visible. The law was last reformed 50 years ago. The changes since then have transformed all social values, from behavior towards women to the religious imperative requiring the upholding of the sanctity of marriage as a vital foundation of public morality.”
TIME TO END THE SUPER MESS, TRASH THE PROBATE COURTS AND END THE STATE INVOLVEMENT IN THE VERY ACT OF MARRIAGE AND WITH NO MARRIAGE THE SUPPORT OF CHILDREN IS BUT THE ONLY ISSUE THAT CAN BE ADDRESS BY THE APPLICATION OF MATH TO A FORMULA THAT REFLECTS PARENTAL EARNINGS.
TIME TO END A SYSTEM SO OUT OF DATE THAT IS A SUPER DISGRACE TO OUR CURRENT STATE OF HUMAN DEVELOPMENT……