A change to laws governing how couples divorce, legally separate and annul a marriage could be introduced under a new proposal.
The amendment would increase the powers of the Royal Court to dictate the "division of assets" in cases of divorce, legal separation and annulment.
According to a spokesman for the Policy and Resources committee the change would "to help to reduce some of the conflict and challenge" that comes with legal separation.
"[The amendment] will ensure that the Court is further enabled to ensure fairness, and therefore justice, in matrimonial proceedings, in terms of how assets are shared between parties," he added.
The proposals will be put before the States for consideration in September.