United Kingdom settles divorce cases by a mathematical formula. This formula would divide a couple's assets depending on their incomes and how long they have been married, says review. Under the new Law Commission proposal, couples will be able to calculate how much money they would receive in a settlement. According to The Telegraph, the new proposal would encourage couples to work out settlements between themselves rather than going through the time-consuming and costly process of going to court. Another change being considered by the Law Commission, which recommends legal changes to Government, is that family homes should be left out of divorce settlements if they were inherited or acquired before marriage, the report said. The law in England and Wales is unclear and treats a family court judge like a bus driver who has been told how to drive and told that he must drive, but has not been told where to go, nor why he is to go there. Under the current law in England and Wales, if separating couples cannot agree how to divide their assets and how to look after each other in future, then it is up to a judge to make orders, the report said. According to the report, in the 'vast majority' of cases there is not enough money or property to be divided equally between husband and wife, so the courts just try to work out the spouses' needs. But the Law Commission's new consultation claims there is a "lack of legal clarity" about the definition of needs, and so, even if a member of the public read the relevant legislation, they would have "no sense of what the outcome would be", the report said. "The Government will consider the recommendations of the Law Commission when its report on Pre-nuptial and Post-nuptial Agreements is published," a spokesman for the Ministry of Justice said.Source: ANI << Only Half a Heart, Yet the Will to Live, 4 Month Old Baby D... Brain-cell Pathologies in ALS Linked to Storm of 'Awakened'... >> Recommended Reading Divorce: Pros and Cons Divorce can be traumatic for children and create a sense of insecurity amongst them. Couples should realize that joined parenting is important even after divorce. READ MORE How to Save your marriage You can save your marriage - even when your partner insists on a divorce. READ MORE Hindu Women Fight for Divorce Rights In Bangladesh Tarulata Rani is unable to inherit anything from her family, cannot divorce and cannot claim maintenance from her absent husband unlike her Muslim compatriots. READ MORE 'Perpetual' Power Cuts Causes 'Painful' Divorces in Egypt An Egyptian woman has filed for divorce from her husband after he refused to relocate from their current district, which was hit by frequent power cuts everyday. READ MORE How to Handle Depression and Stress while Going Through a Divorce? Divorce or breakup can be stressful and cause anxiety, depression and panic. Simple ways can help you deal with depression triggered by loss of marriage. READ MORE Most Popular on Medindia Diaphragmatic Hernia Find a Hospital Drug Interaction Checker More News on: How to Save your marriageDivorce: Pros and ConsHow to Handle Depression and Stress while Going Through a Divorce?