What do we mean by no fault divorce and dissolution of a civil partnership?

In England and Wales, the only way you can now divorce (or dissolve your civil partnership) is via the no-fault route.   You no longer have  to prove that there has been adultery, unreasonable behaviour or desertion for the divorce application to be approved. It represents the biggest shake-up in divorce law for 50 years and is one that we at Astraea Linskills welcome. It enables separating couples to work together towards a more amicable solution which is what we always strive to achieve.

This new divorce and dissolution process can make an already difficult situation more straightforward and reduce the amount of time needed to complete the divorce process.  The general consensus in England and Wales has been that the new process is much more favourable than the old process,  as couples no longer have to air their grievances about each other in a court of law.



Don’t forget the technicalities

It is important to note that no fault divorce or dissolution does not disregard specific legal requirements and procedures. For example, you will still need to confirm that you have been married or within a civil partnership for over a year, your relationship has permanently broken down and your marriage or civil partnership is legally recognised here in the UK.   Additionally, a no-fault divorce or dissolution does not mean both parties are exempt from disputes over child  or financial arrangements. If necessary, both parties may still need to attend mediation or court hearings to resolve any child related or financial conflicts. At Astraea Linskills, our friendly team of solicitors can help you through this process.

If you have any further questions about no-fault divorces or dissolutions in the UK or would like assistance with filing for a no fault divorce or dissolution, please do not hesitate to get in touch with one of our experienced family lawyers at Astraea Linskills. A professional can guide you through the process and ensure your rights are protected during this difficult time.

No one ever wants a marriage to end, but no fault divorce or dissolution is a viable solution if it is no longer possible to stay together. Understanding no fault divorces can help make the process easier and less stressful for everyone involved. With the proper support and guidance, no-fault divorce or dissolution can provide couples with a way forward to move on with their lives.

If you need additional support or advice, don’t hesitate to contact us for a consultation. At Astraea Linskills, we are here to help make this complicated process easier and give you the support you need.

We wish you all the best during this challenging time. Take care!


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