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Drop in divorce petitions as 'no-fault' era edges closer

4th April 2022

Law Gazette

The number of people seeking a divorce went down towards the end of last year, according to latest family court statistics, as practitioners predict a temporary surge in petitions once ‘no-fault’ reforms come into force next week.

Figures published by the Ministry of Justice yesterday show 22,683 divorce petitions were made between October and December last year – down 26% from the same period in 2020. Annually, petitions were down 5% from 2020.

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