Amanda Phillips-Wlyds considers how the upcoming changes to divorce law will revolutionise the current regime

After many years of campaigning for change, the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020 (the Act) received Royal Assent on 25 June 2020. 

The Act marks the most comprehensive reform to divorce law in 50 years and will mean couples seeking to end their marriage will no longer have to do so in a process that requires them to apportion blame. 

It was hoped the reforms would come into force in autumn of this year, but it has recently been announced they will be delayed until 6 April 2022.

The need for reform

The reforms seek to achieve some key goals:

·       Reduction in conflict within the legal divorce process;

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Amanda Phillips-Wylds
Stowe Family Law

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