Herbert Purdy: ‘Divorce – get the judges out of it!’

An excellent new piece from the ever-reliable Mr Purdy which will doubtless influence our thinking about the J4MB general election manifesto content on the issue of asset division following divorce, custody of children, and more. In an age when women have long enjoyed the same employment opportunities as men, the division of ‘matrimonial assets’ following divorce seems positively Dickensian, to put it mildly. In reality it’s daylight robbery, enabled by a chivalrous judiciary exercising a ludicrous amount of discretion pandering to women by handing them assets largely earned by their husbands, on account of the women having been… er… married. That’s it. Married. No wonder women get so excited when one of their female friends manages to persuade some hapless man to get engaged to her or, as we like to think of it, to volunteer for life-long servitude. More thoughts on this at our associated website Men shouldn’t marry.

It’s no surprise that three-quarters of divorce applications are filed by wives. I’m guessing wildly that a supporter from Eastern Europe won’t disagree with this view – chivalry is his big ‘thing’, and with very good reason – and I look forward to him commenting on this piece.

About Mike Buchanan

I'm a men's human rights advocate, writer, and publisher. My primary focus is leading the political party I launched in 2013, Justice for Men & Boys (and the women who love them). I still work actively on two campaigns I launched in early 2012, Campaign for Merit in Business and the Anti-Feminism League. In 2014 I launched The Alternative Sexism Project, aiming to raise public understanding that the sexism faced by men and boys has far more grievous consequences than the sexism faced by women and girls.
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  • The programme of changes to the law proposed by Mr. Purdy is very sensible. It reflects the law on divorce in a number of other non anglophone jurisdictions . Which is perhaps reflected in the fact that England is the divorce capital of Europe( attracting wives seeking divorce and enrichment ) . There is no reason at all for England not to adopt a common continental approach that is clear on the assets the partners entered their partnership with and divides assets built up during the partnership.
    His ideas for child maintenance are equally sensible and both may stem the tide that has made England the most “broken” nation in Europe in terms of family formation

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