Getting Rid of the Blame Game. The No Fault Divorce is to be implemented in the Autumn of 2021. After many, many years of campaigning, the blame game is to finally be removed, with the hope that separating parties will concentrate on resolving issues regarding their children and finances rather than focusing on why the marriage broke down and entering into he said/she said exchanges.

The process is unlikely to be any quicker than the current regime. The new rules will involve a period of 6 months before obtaining the final divorce order. Should you wait ? That depends on how quickly you want to start the divorce process, whether the other party is going to try and block, delay or obstruct the divorce and how quickly you need or want to move on with your life. When the new rules come in you will not need the other party’s consent to the divorce.

For further information, talk to our Divorce and Family Law practice.