The difficulty of reforming divorce law: the case of the responses to the Scottish Law Commission's 1988 discussion paper on the grounds of divorce

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    Abstract

    Analyses the responses to the 1988 Scottish Law Commission discussion paper proposing reforms to the grounds for divorce under the Divorce (Scotland) Act 1976. Summarises the views of family interest groups, women's groups, religious and humanist groups, lawyers, and advice and support organisations on the implications of introducing no-fault divorce for: (1) the institution of marriage; (2) spousal equality; (3) the protection of disadvantaged spouses and the children of the marriage; and (4) the decentring of the law, with an increased role for conciliation services. Outlines the impact of the consultation on the reform proposals.© 2011 Sweet & Maxwell
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1-37
    Number of pages37
    JournalJuridical Review: the Law Journal of the Scottish Universities
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2009

    Keywords

    • Family law
    • Divorce
    • Scotland

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