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What Will The Proposed ‘No-fault’ Divorce Law Mean For Couples Looking To Split? By Lucinda Holliday

Currently, in the UK there is only one legal ground for divorce – the ‘irretrievable breakdown’ of a marriage – and couples must cite at least one of several ‘legitimate’ reasons why they want to split. However, the ‘Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill’, or ‘No-fault Divorce Bill’, is expected to be implemented in Autumn 2021 […]

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Currently, in the UK there is only one legal ground for divorce – the ‘irretrievable breakdown’ of a marriage – and couples must cite at least one of several ‘legitimate’ reasons why they want to split. However, the ‘Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill’, or ‘No-fault Divorce Bill’, is expected to be implemented in Autumn 2021 and will see the divorce process finally be brought into the 21st century, allowing couples to resolve matters in a dignified and amicable way.  So, what does current divorce law entail whilst we wait for these changes to come into effect, and what exactly will the No-fault divorce law mean for couples who are looking to part ways? Lucinda Holliday, head of family & divorce at Blaser Mills Law helps us to understand. Current divorce law  Under existing UK divorce law, anyone seeking a divorce must have been married for at least a year and be able…

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