Should I start divorce proceedings now? An Update
- AuthorLouise Rhys-Thomas
Hot on the heels of my recent article considering the timing of starting divorce proceedings (https://www.hughes-paddison.co.uk/site/blog/matrimonial_index/should-i-start-divorce-proceedings-now), on Monday 7th June 2021 Ministers announced that the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020 will come into force on 6th April 2022.
The announcement came in the form of a response to a written Parliamentary question posed by Jane Stevenson, Conservative MP for Wolverhampton North East.
The divorce law reforms, which will allow married couples to divorce without assigning blame, will take effect later than originally indicated to allow time for procedural changes to be created and amending the online digital divorce service.
Whilst this means that couples wanting to use the new ‘no blame’ divorce process will have to wait longer than expected, it does provide some much needed clarity for this reform and means we can advise clients with more certainty.
If you would like to discuss issuing divorce proceedings, or any other aspect of family/relationship breakdown, please feel free to contact a member of our Family Law Department on 01242 574244 and we will be happy to meet you and discuss your situation.