No-fault divorce in the UK
Prentice Family Law
In April 2022, a new law will come into effect which will change divorce in the Uk, introducing no-fault divorce.
Under the current law, if you or your partner wish to file for divorce, you have to approach divorce solicitors in Guildford, using 1 of
5 reasons for the divorce. While this can be acceptable if one of the reasons was the cause, if you and your partner have simply
grown apart without it being any one person's fault, it can make that trip to the divorce solicitors in Guildford that much harder.
In the UK at present, the 5 reasons listed for divorce by divorce solicitors in Guildford include:
● Unreasonable behaviour
● Living apart for 2 years or more (with spouses consent)
● Living apart for 5 years or more (without spouses consent).
This legislation aims to place blame when there may not be any and so, a revision of divorce law was needed.
A no-fault divorce does not mean that divorce solicitors in Guildford will not attempt reconciliation or negotiation in the
proceedings; just because a couple has grown apart does not necessarily mean they are amicable towards each other!
But it does mean the process will be less emotional and issues surrounding assets, property and children will not have emotive
problems behind them causing hostility.
Changes in divorce
With a no-fault divorce, there will be some changes for divorce solicitors in Guildford to navigate around.
For one thing, divorce cannot be contested.
This is because blame has been removed and so if no one is to blame for the divorce, there cannot be an issue with putting it
through. If you were looking to divorce your partner before this due to adultery, they could contest the divorce based on not