Here at Consilia legal we have been campaigning to change the current archaic law on divorce and bring it in line with modern day living. We are pleased to announce that Justice Secretary, David Gauke has now announced plans to introduce the ‘no fault’ divorce and this will remove the need for couples to allege ‘fault’ at the start of the divorce within their divorce petition.
Historically, blame was apportioned to parties in divorce proceedings which resulted in court battles to decide who is to be the Petitioner in the proceedings before even looking at financial matters. This resulted in contested acrimonious divorces, something which the courts and legal professionals today try to avoid, with the use of alternative dispute resolution methods such as mediation.
Our Sarah Manning, family solicitor states “I have over 10 years’ experience in handling divorce matters and in this time contested divorce proceedings have been a thing of the past and I have never attended court to battle whose petition should be accepted over the other. It is fantastic news that the law is to be reformed and reflect the current times.”
Consilia Legal will provide a further update on the reform following the consultation process. This is a significant step forward and a testament to everyone who has taken part in the campaign.