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Divorce Law – No Fault Divorce comes into force on 6 April 2022

Divorce Law – No Fault Divorce comes into force on 6 April 2022.

How will this affect you?

A bill introducing “no fault” divorce in England and Wales comes into force on 6 April 2022.

The bill has also introduced a new option, allowing couples to jointly apply for divorce where the decision to separate is a mutual one.

  • It also replaces terms such as “Decree Nisi” and “Decree Absolute” with “conditional order” and “final order”.
  • Petitioners will also be called “applicants” under the new provisions.

Under the proposals, there must be a minimum six month period between lodging the petition to the divorce being made final.

Divorce Law – No Fault Divorce also applies to the dissolution of civil partnerships.

If you want to understand how these changes affect you, please contact us and a member our Family team will be happy to speak with you, telephone Kerseys in  Ipswich 01473 213311 or Kerseys in Colchester 01206 584584 or email us [email protected], alternatively if you would prefer us to call you please visit our website and click “Call Me Back”.

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