Legal experts have warned that applications may surge and overwhelm lawyers and the courts

The long-awaited Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act came into force today (6 April), which means divorcing couples are no longer required to assign blame for their marital breakdown.

The introduction of so-called ‘no fault’ divorce has been delayed twice; first in autumn and then in summer 2021, as the UK government sought to develop and test the digital arm of the service. 

Law Society president I. Stephanie Boyce said: “We are delighted that the divorce system – unchanged for more than 50 years – will finally be modernised to reflect the society we live in”.

Boyce added: “From today, separating couples won’t have to prove a fault-based fact against their ex-par...

Suzanne Townley
News Editor
Solicitors Journal

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