Divorce Law – No Fault Divorce comes into force on 6 April 2022. Only in exceptional circumstances will the court accept new divorce applications between 4pm on 31 March 2022 and 5 April 2022. If you have completed a draft application for divorce but not submitted it or think you want to divorce under the current law not the new law you should submit your application before 31 March 2022. If an application for help with court fees is going to be made you must make sure your petition has been issued by 16 March 2022 as there is an extra process for the court. We suggest that you don’t leave it as late as those dates. The court is not able to guarantee that it will issue applications put in at the last minute.
Urgent applications that need to be made after 4pm on 31 March 2022 and before 6 April 2022 can be made on paper or email and must be sent to the Divorce Centre in Bury St Edmunds. The email address for urgent applications is [email protected]. Please speak to us if you think you fall into this category and we will help you.
As from the 6th April, the new divorce process will go “live”. No-Fault Divorce Bill Passed in Commons – Kerseys Solicitors
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 a member of Kerseys family team on Ipswich 01473 213311 or 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”.