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Changes could be made to Guernsey's divorce laws

The laws will be debated in September before wider reforms of divorce and marriage laws are looked at later in the year Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire/PA Images

Guernsey's divorce law could soon be changed to help reduce conflict when a married couples split up.

It's hoped the changes in the law will ensure fairness on how money and property are split.

The Law would allow the Court to order the transfer of property to children of the marriage, or to other people for the benefit of the children.

The property could then be held on trust for sale; to require the parties to remain in joint ownership until a future time or event.

Or the Court will grant either of the parties the rights of occupation in the matrimonial property; and to secure any such obligation by charge over any real property owned by the parties.

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The laws will be debated in September before wider reforms of divorce and marriage laws are looked at later in the year.

It comes following a consultation on potential changes to Guernsey's 80-year-old laws on divorce, separation and annulment.