divorce

Ending the divorce ‘blame game’ is a mistake

17 April 2019 10:21

“Why do people get married?” It’s a question worth asking, not least because the government has announced the biggest change…

The problem with no-fault divorce

9 April 2019 20:22

It looks as if I’m the only one who wants to keep fault in divorce then. Perhaps it’s because I’ve…

An unhappy marriage shouldn’t be grounds for an instant divorce

26 July 2018 11:45

It is wrong to dwell on the misfortunes of others, but was there anything in the news more riveting than…

New year, new partner?

22 January 2018 18:31

There is no doubt about it, getting a divorce is an expensive business. The average cost, according to Aviva’s Family…

Should you say ‘I do’ to a pre-nup?

21 March 2017 11:58

‘I think pre-nups are brilliant,’ Catherine Zeta Jones told Vanity Fair back in 2000, shortly after marrying Hollywood royalty Michael…

The gender pensions gap is the last barrier to female equality

18 November 2016 11:36

Many women still suffer from a touch of the Cinderella complex. These days, few want men to sweep up the…

Take it from a divorcee: Brexit will cost you dear

21 June 2016 14:50

I suppose there are such things as amicable divorces. Mine wasn’t. Like the First World War, it was fought for…

The Spectator podcast: tax vs sex

16 April 2016 9:30

To subscribe to The Spectator’s weekly podcast, for free, visit the iTunes store or follow us on SoundCloud. After the row over tax returns,…

Pope Francis’s revolution has been cancelled

8 April 2016 12:20

Here’s the beginning of the Guardian’s report on Amoris Laetitia (Joy of Love), Pope Francis’s response to the Synod on…

Has Pope Francis just said that ‘all the divorced who ask’ will receive Holy Communion?

2 November 2015 1:12

The aggressively traditionalist Catholic website Rorate Caeli is tonight announcing that Pope Francis has dropped a ‘bombshell’ in an interview…

Pope Francis gets it right: today’s changes to the marriage annulment process are bold and brave

8 September 2015 22:08

Pope Francis today made sweeping changes to the procedures by which Catholics get their marriages annulled – that is, receive…

As a gay atheist, I want to see the church oppose same-sex marriage

27 May 2015 16:55

I see. So now we have the result of the Irish referendum on gay marriage, and now we’ve heard the…

After the Pope’s Synod-on-family fiasco, let’s judge Catholicism on Catholic terms

19 October 2014 22:29

The Church’s extraordinary Synod on the family hasn’t gone down terribly well with secular pundits. It’s been billed as a…

The Vatican cancels its earthquake. This is not Pope Francis’s finest hour

18 October 2014 20:39

‘Thanks be to God’, as we Catholic children used to say with heartfelt enthusiasm as Mass was over for another…

‘Earthquake’ in Rome as Vatican synod talks about homosexuality and divorce

13 October 2014 16:49

The Synod on the Family in Rome today caused an ‘earthquake’ – the word is being used on Catholic blogs everywhere –…

A short history of ‘conscious uncoupling’

3 April 2014 9:49

There have been some rocky relationships in the news this year. As well as Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin’s conscious…

A prenup undermines a marriage before it has even begun

25 February 2014 13:00

A friend of mine, quite a distinguished lawyer, takes the view that marriage ceased to make sense after no-fault divorces…

A Valentine Day special – Britain’s cheapest ever divorce

14 February 2014 12:10

You know, when the pope went on in his recent encyclical about how the family ‘is experiencing a profound cultural…

Marriage is a very serious business

30 September 2013 14:09

I’m not sure where I stand on the tax-breaks for married couples, announced with great hoo-ha by the government and…

The marriage debate is about probability, not stigma

3 July 2013 11:40

Should the government subsidise married couples? Arguing about whether births outside wedlock lead to worse childhood outcomes, or whether broken…