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Family Law ConcentrateLaw Revision and Study Guide

Family Law Concentrate: Law Revision and Study Guide (5th edn)

Susan Heenan and Anna Heenan
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date: 03 October 2022

p. 373. Divorce, dissolution, and judicial separationlocked

p. 373. Divorce, dissolution, and judicial separationlocked

  • Susan HeenanSusan HeenanVisiting Fellow, University of the West of England Law Tutor, Cardiff University Visiting Lecturer, Exeter University
  •  and Anna HeenanAnna HeenanConsultant, Family Law Practice Lecturer in Law, Cardiff University


Each Concentrate revision guide is packed with essential information, key cases, revision tips, exam Q&As, and more. Concentrates show you what to expect in a law exam, what examiners are looking for, and how to achieve extra marks. This chapter focuses on divorce, dissolution, and judicial separation as means of ending marriage or civil partnership. It first considers the grounds for divorce/dissolution and highlights five facts that can be used to prove a marriage has irretrievably broken down: adultery, behaviour, desertion, two years’ separation with consent, and five years’ separation. The chapter then compares no-fault divorce with divorce based on fault and provides an overview of the debates surrounding reform. Finally, it considers alternatives to the court process when dealing with divorce, dissolution, and judicial separation, with a particular focus on mediation.

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