New Proposal Would Make Divorce Easier in France

Would allow court clerks to approve some divorces instead of judges

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A key French minister on Friday voiced support for a plan that would streamline divorces when both parties consent, allowing court clerks approve divorces rather than a judge.

Dominique Bertinotti, the French Minister for Families, told the French television station BFM-TV that the simplification would be a good thing and confirmed the plan that was reported in the Le Figaro newspaper, according to French online news outlet The Local. The newspaper reported on Friday that the majority of French divorces in 2012 were by mutual consent. “One couple in two will divorce. Do we have to make it more difficult?” Berinotti said in a televised interview, according to the Associated Press.

The Local reports that the French Justice Minister Christiane Taubira will receive a report that outlines the plan at a conference later in January.

[The Local]

16 comments
Inah Utum
Inah Utum

society is fast changing and we must find the courage to stand up to those changes. as much as family values has to be upheld and respected, people's everyday lives regarding relationships must be allowed to be as flexible as possible. if people want to call it quit, good and fine. but the system must put in place appropriate legislation that will, as a matter of necessity, protect whichever offspring that was produced from that union while it lasted. afterall, happiness is all that matters. so why endure a marriage that makes ur life miserable?

Sunny James Toppo
Sunny James Toppo

because women seeking men for financial support WILL shame men into marrying them... plus, marriage is an industry.

Tomas Caslavka
Tomas Caslavka

The "Minister for Families" wants to make divorce easier. Ok...

Dylan SY Tang
Dylan SY Tang

Even more French divorce, they still invent love

Nicolas Vdb
Nicolas Vdb

Your title is wrong : in fact, this proposal aims to reduce the number of people in court. In France, there's a problem with judges : they are overworking.

Yangji Sherpa
Yangji Sherpa

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Michael Beckerman
Michael Beckerman

Want to make it entirely painless? Then don't be dumb enough to ever get married in the first place!

Rick Strizic
Rick Strizic

Proposal for divorce? Interesting choice of words. ;)

Miguel Angel Moreno
Miguel Angel Moreno

Why not live together without the marriage ? Then If it doesn't work out just move out, no bs problems