Lawyers Win, Women Lose
The Government has completely ignored the advice of the Law
Commission in their changes to the Matrimonial Property
laws, says Opposition Women's Affairs spokesperson Anne
"The changes to the law will force more women into
the courtroom, severing the clean break principle.
increased judicial discretion and lack of certainty that
will result from this legislation will be to the detriment
"As the Commission's report on Women's Access to
Justice recommends, we should be encouraging estranged
couples to resolve their separation outside of the
courtroom. Not forcing them in.
"Women need to know their
rights and have clear rules established as to their
entitlement. It costs money, time and is a huge emotional
strain for women, and their children, to drag relationship
break-ups through the courts.
"Lawyers will be the only
winners with this legislation," Mrs Tolley
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