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For more than 30 years, there have been campaigns for no-fault divorce, a reform that will make divorce not easier, but kinder. MPs have voted today (9 June 2020) in favour of the latest stage of the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill which, when passed, will finally end the requirement for couples to assign fault in order to be granted a divorce.

The aim is to reduce conflict and confrontation within the divorce process while considering the needs of the whole family. The current rules of fault-based divorce actively harms the ability of law professionals to resolve disputes constructively by cementing in conflict from the very start of the process.

No-fault divorce will ensure more families are able to come to long lasting, amicable and constructive agreements which benefit everyone involved, particularly children. We hope that they will see the benefits of this legislation as it helps separating couples minimise conflict which will, in turn, improve outcomes for children.

This will benefit thousands of separating families each year in England and Wales.

If you would like to speak with a member of our Family team then please call on 08000 147720 or send us an email to book a free information session. We can still offer our 30 minute free consultation, which can take place via telephone or video link, to ensure that government advice regarding social distancing and staying at home is still adhered to.