*Owens v Owens

Divorce – Irretrievable breakdown of marriage. The advantages of the judge in reaching the relevant conclusions that the appellant wife had failed to prove, within the meaning of s 1(2)(b) of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973, that her husband had behaved in such a way that she could not reasonably be expected to live with him, made it most unlikely to be appropriate for the appellate court to intervene. Accordingly, the Supreme Court dismissed the wife's appeal and held that she had to remain married to the husband for the time being.

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