There has been a great deal of press interest in the case of Mr and Mrs Owens.  After what Mrs Owens described as a loveless marriage in her Divorce petition, Mr Owens defended the divorce stating that the behaviour was not unreasonable and the marriage had not broken down.

Family lawyers across the country have been seeking a review on the current divorce legislation for many years, asking for legislation allowing a no-fault divorce.  This option does not currently exist unless the couple agree to wait two years, or are prepared to wait 5 years.

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