Divorce law was last reformed in 1969. Since that date, the UK divorce rate has climbed to one of the highest in the world. One-third of children experience their parents' divorce before they reach 16. The median length of marriage before dissolution is 11 years; many divorced women face poverty. Has the law contributed to this situation, and does it matter? What reforms should be made to divorce law?
This is a part of the lecture series, Family Relationships and the Law since the 1960's.
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