Divorce is often considered to be one of the most stressful life-changing events that someone can experience second only to suffering a bereavement. The process itself is usually relatively straightforward but there are many complicated associated issues and emotions. There is a Family Law Protocol in place which encourages parties to try to deal with the ending of their marriage in as amicable a manner as possible so that the stress caused to the parties and children, if any, is minimised as much as possible. We seek to work within this protocol at all times.
On 6th April 2022 the “No fault” divorce law came into force in England and Wales. This change in law helped to remove the concept of fault from divorce proceedings. For further information please see our No-Fault Divorce Guide.
This new legislation will:
- Require a statement of irretrievable breakdown (replacing the ‘five facts’)
- Remove the ability to contest the divorce on both sides
- Introduce an option for a joint application
- Ensure that language is easy to understand
The changes also apply to the dissolution of civil partnerships.
If you would like to speak with one of our team, we offer initial advice appointments. For more information, please telephone 01380 733300 or 01225 896100. If you think you might qualify for Legal Aid we can help – please let us know when you telephone.