NO-FAULT DIVORCE SOLICITORS serving you since 2008, having an office in west London Southall.
On the 6th of April 2022, No-fault divorce has been introduced in England & Wales, providing couples another route of divorcing their spouse or civil partner.
Previously, couples were needed to provide one of the five following reasons to divorce:
- Unreasonable behaviour.
- Separation for at least 2 years (if the non-petitioning spouse agrees).
- Separation for at least 5 years.
These above-stated reasons often imply a fraction of blame which makes the divorce process difficult.
What’s new with no-fault divorce?
Replace the ‘five reasons for divorce’ with a new requirement to provide a statement of irretrievable breakdown
Remove the possibility of contesting the divorce
Introduce the option of a joint application
Make sure the language is in plain English, for example, changing ‘decree nisi’ to conditional order and ‘decree absolute’ to final order