Karin Walker weights the procs and cons of the no fault divorce law
On 6 April 2022, the family law world experienced the biggest change in the divorce process for over 50 years. ‘No fault’ divorce, which replaced the previous divorce legislation last month, came into being through the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2021.
Although perhaps influenced by the long running saga of Mr and Mrs Owens, the main influencing factor was undoubtedly the fact the previous legislation did not sit comfortably with the desire for separating couples to settle their issues, where possible, by agreement out of court.
Cynicism may also suggest the government, faced with a court system crippled by underfunding and overstretched administration, was keen to create a cheap online service which w...
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