Following the General Election, the Government has acted swiftly to move forward with the long awaited changes to the law in relation to divorce.
The Divorce, Separation and Dissolution Bill was halted twice before Christmas but has already passed through three stages in the House of Commons and has now been passed to the House of Lords for further consideration.
If it is passed, the requirement to provide an explanation for the irretrievable breakdown of the marriage will be removed.
Family lawyers, who have long campaigned for no-fault divorce, have welcomed the progress that is now being made.
Paul Kirby, a Senior Solicitor in our Family & Childcare Department commented “No-one really knew what the new Government’s priorities would be, so it is gratifying to see that this long-overdue reform has remained high on the Government’s agenda. It has been clear for a long time that the existing law on divorce is out of date and has not moved with the times”.