The introduction of no fault divorce announced last month will herald a significant and welcome development in UK divorce legislation.

Prompted in part by the case of Owens v Owens, the new legislation will mean that a spouse can simply state that the marriage has broken down irretrievably, where previously there had to be allegations of adultery or unreasonable behaviour for proceedings to start.
 
There are many misconceptions when it comes to divorce law, with individuals mistakenly believing that being able to demonstrate the other party’s shortcomings and misdemeanours will lead to an increase in their financial settlement.
 
This is extremely rare; in reality,...

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08 May 2019 | Practice Area