After years of campaigning, no-fault divorce is set to become reality after the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill received Royal Assent in June 2020.
The biggest change to divorce laws in our lifetime now means separating couples will no longer have to assign blame in order to be granted a divorce. It gives you – our members – a better chance of helping couples to resolve the consequences of their relationship breakdown with minimal conflict.
This is a huge achievement for Resolution which involved working closely with ministers and officials at the Ministry of Justice to ensure the legislation passed.
To everyone who has supported the campaign in any capacity over the years; thank you.
Looking forward there will be a number of changes to rules, procedures and forms that will be necessary as no-fault divorce is implemented. This will take time but it is hoped that no-fault divorces will start to take place in 2021.
Resolution will, of course, support members and ensure they have the information and guidance about these changes as no-fault divorce comes into effect.