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(p. 65) 2. The dissolution of adult relationships 

(p. 65) 2. The dissolution of adult relationships
(p. 65) 2. The dissolution of adult relationships

Stephen Gilmore

and Lisa Glennon


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date: 03 July 2020

This chapter deals with the termination of adult relationships, in particular divorce. It also considers the dissolution of civil partnerships, and the termination of cohabitation. Beginning with a discussion of the history of law on divorce and recent divorce statistics, it goes on to cover the law of divorce under the Matrimonial Causes Act (MCA) 1973, criticisms of the current law and recent reform initiatives. It then considers other decrees under MCA 1973, dissolution of a civil partnership, and termination of unmarried relationships.

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