Before the general election, Resolution called on all major parties to include ‘no-fault’ divorce in their respective manifestos. A YouGov poll had suggested that the majority of the public believed that people should be able to seek a divorce without having to show their spouse was at fault.

In July, lawyers were informed that the Family Procedure (Amendment No. 2) Rules 2017 would come into force on 7 August 2017. This also included a change in the look and style of the divorce petition, which now asks for the name “of the person your spouse has committed adultery with”. Will this new divorce form turn back the clock by s...

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