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Irretrievable Breakdown as the Ground for Divorce: The Divorce Reform Act 1969

Stephen Cretney

in Family Law in the Twentieth Century: A History

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199280919
eISBN:
9780191713170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280919.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Family Law, Legal History

In 1969, Parliament passed the Divorce Reform Act, which was supposedly based on the principle that the fact that a marriage had irretrievably broken down should be a sufficient and exhaustive ground ... More


Epilogue: The Century of Divorce Law Reform, 1857–1987

Lawrence Stone

in Road to Divorce: England 1530-1987

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198226512
eISBN:
9780191678646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198226512.003.0013
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This chapter traces the story of the divorce revolution from the first breach in the barrier in 1857 to the situation in 1987. As changing social mores came into conflict with resisting legislative ... More


* Putting Asunder and Coming Together: Church, State and the 1969 Divorce Reforms

STEPHEN CRETNEY

in Law, Law Reform and the Family

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198268710
eISBN:
9780191683565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198268710.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Family Law

In 1963, the law still denied divorce except to those who could provide evidence sufficient to convince a court of a partner's adultery or other matrimonial offence. In that year, a determined ... More


The Passage of the Divorce Reform Act, 1850–1857

Lawrence Stone

in Road to Divorce: England 1530-1987

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198226512
eISBN:
9780191678646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198226512.003.0012
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

The first step forward towards reform was the setting up of the Royal Commission on Divorce in 1850, chaired by Lord Campbell. When Lord Chancellor Cranworth introduced the divorce bill into the ... More


Divorce in England 1950–2000: A Moral Tale?

Carol Smart

in Cross Currents: Family Law and Policy in the US and England

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198268208
eISBN:
9780191683442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198268208.003.0016
Subject:
Law, Family Law

Rates of divorce in England and Wales have increased considerably between 1950 and 2000, although the upward trend had started before 1950. Marriage rates also reached a peak in the 1960s but ... More


Broken Lives: Separation and Divorce in England, 1660-1857

Lawrence Stone

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202547
eISBN:
9780191675393
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202547.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This book offers a set of detailed case studies about how the break-up and dissolution of marriages was contrived before the first Divorce Act in 1857. Individuals in their own words explain their ... More


Introduction

SANFORD N. KATZ

in Family Law in America

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199264346
eISBN:
9780191718502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264346.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This introductory chapter discusses the developments in family law during the last half of the 20th century. It highlights milestones such as the American Bar Association's recognition of family law ... More


8 A Marital Partnership Model: Alimony as Buyout

Cynthia Lee Starnes

in The Marriage Buyout: The Troubled Trajectory of U.S. Alimony Law

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814708248
eISBN:
9780814708477
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814708248.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter begins by examining the partnership metaphor that inspired the no-fault reforms almost forty years ago. It argues that no-fault divorce laws fail to recognize both the common case in ... More


A Marital Partnership Model: Alimony as Buyout

Cynthia Lee Starnes

in The Marriage Buyout: The Troubled Trajectory of U.S. Alimony Law

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814708248
eISBN:
9780814708477
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814708248.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter begins by examining the partnership metaphor that inspired the no-fault reforms almost forty years ago. It argues that no-fault divorce laws fail to recognize both the common case in ... More


May 1858

Rosemary Ashton

in One Hot Summer: Dickens, Darwin, Disraeli, and the Great Stink of 1858

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300227260
eISBN:
9780300231199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300227260.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter details events that occurred in London in the summer of 858. These include the rift between Charles Dickens and William Makepeace Thackeray, which can be partially attributed to ... More


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