No-fault divorce is back on the cards…
23 December 2019 by Aimee Edwards
The Queen’s speech at the State Opening of Parliament on 19th December 2019 included a number of important commitments from the government.
No mention was made of legislation to bring in no-fault divorce, which, in its previous form, had been lost when Parliament was dissolved to allow for the general election. However, the government have since announced they are planning to re-introduce, the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill. One of the main objects of this bill is to attempt to reduce conflict within the divorce process by introducing a no-fault divorce, something many family law practitioners have been requesting for a very long time. When passed into law this could make a huge positive difference to the lives of many married couples by enabling them to focus on the future rather than raking over allegations about the past.
The government has also said that it intends to re-introduce the Domestic Abuse Bill, which will improve the arrangements for the victims of domestic abuse giving evidence in court.