The New Law – No-Fault Divorce
Not sure whether you or your partner can legally seek a divorce? Well, in England and Wales there is technically only one ground for divorce and that is that ‘the marriage has irretrievably broken down’.
The new law
The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020 came into force on the 6th April 2022. This replaced previous legislation which forced couples to give one of the following reasons for the divorce;
- Unreasonable behavior
- Two years’ separation with the Respondent’s consent
- Five years’ separation
The new ‘No-Fault Divorce’ process eliminates the need to place the fault on one party. This means that the Divorce Process is likely to remain more amicable between partners. The new law now means long as your marriage has ‘irretrievably broken down’ you can seek a divorce. This simplifies the legal ending of a marriage, but it does not include the daunting process of sorting out finances or child arrangements. For support and information with the divorce process, finances, or child arrangements, get in touch with Betteridges today.
Get in touch with us to arrange an informal chat about your situation
Not sure whether you or your partner can legally seek a divorce? Well contact us today for an initial discussion. chat about your situation.
We are available over the phone, or in person, just give us a call on 0333 456 4444 (International +44 1992 505 406) to see if you’re eligible.