One of our Partners Helen Marriott has recently provided a great blog around the long awaited judgement in the case of Owens v Owens.
Mr and Mrs Owens married in 1975 and separated in February 2015 making theirs a 40 year relationship. Mrs Owens petitioned for divorce in March 2015 under Section 1(2)(b) Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 on the basis of Mr Owen’s unreasonable behaviour. She gave numerous examples of the alleged behaviour. Mr Owens defended the divorce and the allegations in the petition arguing that they were insufficiently serious to form part of an unreasonable behaviour petition. The Judge agreed with the Husband and dismissed the divorce stating that the allegations were “trivial at best”.