Family and Divorce Partner Carrie Gill comments in TODAY article titled "The ‘amicable divorce’ option: Lawyers split over whether it can resolve messy divorces and if it erodes sanctity of marriage"

Family and Divorce Partner Carrie Gill comments in TODAY article titled "The ‘amicable divorce’ option: Lawyers split over whether it can resolve messy divorces and if it erodes sanctity of marriage"
05 May 2021

Harry Elias Partnership Family and Divorce Partner Carrie Gill commented in TODAY article titled "The ‘amicable divorce’ option: Lawyers split over whether it can resolve messy divorces and if it erodes sanctity of marriage". The article was first published on 5 May 2021. 

The ‘amicable divorce’ option: Lawyers split over whether it can resolve messy divorces and if it erodes sanctity of marriage

  • The Government is studying an option to allow couples seeking divorce to file for an amicable divorce
  • Legal experts said this would reduce hostility in potentially messy divorce proceedings to some degree
  • The option would make divorces faster, easier and less antagonistic
  • But there is the worry that this could affect the sanctity of marriage and raise divorce rates

Below is an excerpt from the article which features comments by Carrie:

Agreeing, Ms Carrie Gill, a partner in the family and divorce group at Harry Elias Partnership, said that lawyers often have to play the part of counsellors, but there is little that can be done if either party is “dead set” on making the process as unpleasant as possible.

“We act for parties who are at one of the most difficult points in their life. The breakdown of a marriage, the fear of losing assets or financial security, the fear of losing one’s children — all these mean that there are many emotions involved that may prevent clients from seeing matters objectively.  

Full article can be found here.

Source: TODAY

Authors: Ng Jun Sen, Nabilah Awang

 

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