No Fault Divorce to come into force on 6th April 2022

After months (or rather years) of waiting, the government have finally announced that the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020 will come into force on 6th April 2022. The Act will allow married couples to divorce without playing “the blame game”, after years of Family Lawyers campaigning for this to be possible.

No Fault Divorce has been on the cards for a while and was anticipated to come into force in Autumn 2021. However, a lack of confirmed timeline from the government led many to believe it wasn’t going to happen. Whilst a delay is disappointing and clients will need to wait until 2022, the update is welcomed from those practising in Family Law. This means clients can be advised accordingly and can decide whether they wish to press on with their divorce plans now or wait.

If you or someone you know is thinking about separating, the first thing to do is seek Family Law advice from a specialist. Here at KBL, our team are well-equipped to assist in divorce proceedings now or in the future, including resolving the division of your marital assets and any child arrangements. Do not hesitate to contact a member of our team on Bolton 01204 527777, Blackburn 01254 268790 or email ADawber@kbl.co.uk.

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