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No Fault Divorce Given Green Light

No-fault divorce has been given the green light as the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill cleared the final stages of parliamentary scrutiny in the House of Commons. It culminates a 30-year campaign by Resolution, the national family justice body, to end the requirement for couples to assign fault in order to be granted a divorce.

The key points are:

  • “No-fault divorce” to finally become law after decades of campaigning
  • New law will end the blame game in divorce
  • Reform will make divorce “kinder and more civilised,” says leading family lawyer

Welcoming the change, Head of Family Law at Clarke & Son, Mark Chapman said:

“This is a highly significant and extremely positive development which will hopefully result in a sea-change in the way that divorce is now perceived. Removing the current need to apportion blame can only help separating couples at a very difficult and emotional time in their lives. Our Family Law experts at Clarke and Son are on hand to talk you through the pros and cons of divorcing now, or waiting until the new rules are rolled out”.

If you would like to read the full article on Resolution please go to: https://resolution.org.uk/news/resolution-welcomes-landmark-divorce-law/

If you would like to speak to a member of our Family Law team please call 01256 320555 or email mail@clarkeandson.co.uk.

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