1996 statistics show that there are about 160,000 decrees absolute of divorce granted annually. Statistics also show that about 130,000 of these decrees are granted annually to women or more specifically wives. Rather an imbalance you may think, YES, you are certainly correct. How does this come about?. An earlier reform of divorce law commenced in 1969; many academics and social reformers became involved in this process. Their particular interest was that judgementalism should be removed from the judicial process affecting divorce. What they were really saying was that no one should be responsible for their actions and therefore no penalty should become attached, i.e. no fault divorce. Parliament fought this off in the belief that weakening of the divorce law would bring about an increase in the divorce rate which was then about 40,000 decrees absolute of divorce granted annually. Expressed in percentage relation to marriage it was equal to around 10%, today the divorce percentage against marriage is nearer 42%. Parliament, however, acceded to a change to the matrimonial offence of cruelty in the consolidation of divorce reform law enacted in 1973 by replacing this with the matrimonial ground of UNREASONABLE BEHAVIOUR.
Parliament intended the test of unreasonable behaviour should be OBJECTIVE; the courts very soon after the enabling of the new law decided, against the will of Parliament, that the test should be SUBJECTIVE.. The courts also decided, against the will of Parliament, that conduct should NOT be relevant in deciding the merit of application for ancillary relief, the legal expression for who gets the money.
THE STAGE HAD NOW BEEN SET FOR WHAT FOLLOWED
With the stage thus set one other requirement was necessary. That is financial support for the wife following desertion from the matrimonial home. This is readily available from the DSS, in the form of income support and housing benefit, with no questions asked or objective test of merit required, accompanying this is the local authority standing ready to provide the housing itself. All is now ready to engineer the divorce petition itself.
The annual total of decrees absolute of divorce granted in 1996 can also be expressed as 79% of them being granted to women or more specifically wives. WHY IS THIS?. The explanation is very simple. A culture has developed within the legal process that prevents a person, generally the husband, against whom allegations of their unreasonable behaviour are made, from being able to obtain support to defend themselves. What this means is that a solicitor will, on the majority of occasions, not suggest or support defence and on ALL occasions the respondent victim will NOT be able to obtain legal aid to pay for defence, although the petitioner, who in 79% of divorces is the wife, WILL be able to obtain legal aid to prosecute the divorce. Thus rendered defenceless the respondent victim will be persuaded to submit to the divorce petition. THE GROUND THUS PREPARED, THE RESPONDENT VICTIM IS NOW ABOUT TO BE ROBBED OF HIS HOME, HIS MONEY, AND HIS CHILDREN.
The enabling legislation in 1973 (The Matrimonial Causes Act) requires at divorce that financial matters are dealt with. These will normally be in the form of application made, within the divorce petition, by the petitioner. The disabled respondent will now be required to comply. A GUARANTEED FINANCIAL SETTLEMENT, irrespective of their conduct awaits the petitioner. Frequently this means handing over the former matrimonial home and money as a 'buy out' from a claim, by the petitioner, for maintenance. This arrangement is known as a 'clean break'. Children's matters arise at the same time and by default their residence will be with the petitioner who generally will be the mother. This residential default strengthens the claim by the petitioner to acquire the former matrimonial home and money by the courts applying what is known as the PARAMOUNT interests of the child/children. The children must have a roof over their heads so the residential parent acquires the roof and money by default.
THE MATTER TO CONSIDER HERE IS THAT THE RESPONDENT VICTIM IN 80% OF CASES IS THE HUSBAND. HIS COMMITMENT TO THE MARRIAGE WILL BE ARBITRARILY SWEPT ASIDE, WHIST THE JUDICIAL PROCESS RESPONDS TO THE UNILATERAL DEMAND OF HIS WIFE. HIS WIFE WILL BE ABLE TO MAKE CONSIDERABLE FINANCIAL GAIN PARTICULARLY WHEN THERE ARE CHILDREN. THE RESPONDENT VICTIM WILL BE UNABLE TO PREVENT WHAT IS HAPPENING TO HIM AS A RESULT OF THE UNILATERAL DEMAND.
YOU MAY BE A VICTIM OF THIS. THE FOREGOING ILLUSTRATES HOW THE ANNUAL DIVORCE RATE HAS INCREASED BY 400% IN 25 YEARS AND HOW THE MACHINERY FOR ENTRAPPING YOU HAS TAKEN PLACE. THE SCHOOL GATE AND SUPERMARKET CHECKOUT INTELLIGENCE HAS SPREAD THE WORD ABOUT HOW TO OFFLOAD THE HUSBAND AND MAKE FINANCIAL GAIN AT THE SAME TIME.
THE CG IS ACTIVE IN SUPPORTING THE VICTIMS AND IS CAMPAIGNING TO BRING AN END TO THE DIVORCE ON DEMAND CULTURE. WE NEED VICTIM SUPPORT TO HELP US GROW.
'I DON'T WANT HIM BUT I WANT HIS MONEY' IS THE MOTIVATING EXPRESSION THAT DRIVES THE UNITED KINGDOM DIVORCE RACKET....HELP US STOP IT.
WE HAVE PUBLISHED BOOKS THAT YOU SHOULD READ IF YOU ARE OR HAVE BEEN INVOLVED IN DIVORCE ACTION. They include advice for those subjected to the process described above, and a warning for young men :
DIVORCE ..... THE FACTS YOU NEED TO KNOW BUT MIGHT NOT BE TOLD BY A LAWYER AN EXPOSURE OF THE CLOSED DOOR DIVORCE COURT SYSTEM ...... AND ITS PRACTICES. A PACKAGE OF ADVICE FOR ITS VICTIMS
MARRIAGE AND FATHERHOOD : IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR YOUNG MEN