Update on No Fault Divorce

8th June 2021
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No-Fault Divorce will now come into force on 6 April 2022. Although the delay from Autumn 2021 is disappointing, the announcement paves the way for an end to the “blame game”, making it easier for separating couples to focus on how they will divide their property and assets and most importantly the care of any children, instead of having to produce evidence of bad behaviour to initiate divorce proceedings.

It is understood that applications will be able to be made either jointly or as an individual and that the process will be more streamlined than the current one, with Decree Nisi being pronounced more quickly.

If you are contemplating separation or divorce and require advice in relation to the divorce process or help in resolving your financial affairs or arrangements for the children, please get in touch with our Family Team on 01273 249200.