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Quick Divorce – No Blame Divorce

In January 2020 The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill was passed through Parliament which introduced the biggest reforms in Family Law for over 50 years.


No Blame Divorce – We’re Nearly There 

On the 6th April 2022 the law will change to enable a spouse to petition for a divorce without having to cast any blame against the other. Until this time, unless a married couple has been separated for two years or more, a spouse will have to site “blame” on the part of the other, either by using the fact of unreasonable behaviour or of adultery.

The new law will remove the need for the acrimonious ‘blame game’ by allowing one spouse, or the couple jointly, to make a statement of irretrievable breakdown when divorce proceedings are commenced.

It will also stop one partner contesting a divorce if the other wants one, which in
many cases has enabled domestic abusers to exert further coercive control and manipulation over their spouse.

The very justified thought plan is this; to begin proceedings in this amicable way will reduce the detrimental impact that allegations of blame will inevitably have upon the couple’s relationship. We also must not forget the negative impact upon the children of the family when blame is cast from one parent to another and how avoiding this is imperative.

It is vital to encourage the positive progression of divorce proceedings and simply put, taking away the need to blame the other must surely be a great step in the right direction.

This is a revolutionary development that has been highly sought after within the Family Law profession for an exceedingly long time. It is very exciting that the time is finally here to initiate this coveted and necessary change.

The divorce procedure will become much clearer at the time of launch in April 2022 and the family team at NJS Law are here to help, advice and assist you every step of the way.

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