Potential new changes for grounds of divorce

As the law currently stands when a party wishes to divorce their spouse they must satisfy the court that the marriage has irretrievably broken down on one of 5 facts; adultery, unreasonable behaviour, desertion, 2 years separation with consent or 5 years separation without consent.

There is a no fault divorce bill currently awaiting for a second reading in the house of parliament. If passed this will mean that each party can make a separate declaration to say the marriage has irretrievably broken down without providing information for the court to be satisfied this is the case.

This could result in parties divorcing earlier and not waiting for two years.

At Ringrose Law we understand the complexities of dealing with a divorce and we have a specialist team who can guide you through it. If you require any further assistance in relation to the current legislation or that to be enacted, please contact our Family Department at our offices in Boston, Lincoln, Spalding, Sleaford, Grantham and Newark.

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