A bill introducing “no-fault” divorces in England and Wales has been backed by MPs.
It passed its first hurdle in the Commons by 231 votes to 16 against, following a debate.
Currently, in order to start divorce proceedings immediately, one spouse has to allege adultery, unreasonable behaviour or desertion has taken place.
Under the proposed law, they will only have to state that the marriage has broken down irretrievably.
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