New changes to divorce law in England and Wales are due to come into play after ministers plan to modernise old legislation.
The Family Law Act 1996 allowed for no-fault divorce provided that couples made an attempt at salvaging the marriage through counselling. The process, which is almost half a century old, holds values that no longer fit the society we live in today and will hopefully make separation more amicable.
Jack Henry, In-House Barrister at DF Legal LLP, says:
“Calls for this action have long been made and are now being heard by the Government, in light of the recent Supreme Court decision in Owens v Owens on the 25th July 2018.
A no-fault based divorce petition will allow parties a further option on the petition and remove the unnecessary element of blame that is currently forced upon them. This element is not always present in every divorce case.”