‘No fault’ divorce! What does the new Act mean?
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Family lawyers, in the main, are relieved that the new Divorce Bill has passed through Parliament and is set to become law in the Autumn of this year (although may not come into force until later).
When the Act is in force, it will mean that the applicant can ask for a divorce to be granted without showing the other party was at fault (unreasonable behaviour) and without having to wait either for two years or five years.
It is hoped that this will help parties bring an end to their marriage in an amicable manner.
There may still be issues surrounding children and finances and it is recommended that you take professional legal advice before you issue proceedings to ensure that you do not miss out on, for example, a pension share or a death in service benefit.
We at Berlad Graham LLP have several experts in this field who can guide you through the process and always act in your best interests.
We operate remotely so you do not need to be concerned about any Covid 19 complications.
Please visit the Family and Children page on the website for more information and a list of our experts – https://bglaw.co.uk/practice-areas/matrimonial/