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Happy anniversary? Family lawyers reflect on no-fault divorce

6th April 2023

Law Gazette

The divorce process appears to have become more amicable since reforms removing the requirement to assign blame were introduced a year ago, family lawyers have told the Gazette.

The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act came into force on 6 April last year, removing the need for couples to assign blame for the breakdown of their marriage and allowing either or both parties to apply to the court for an order that the marriage has broken down irretrievably.

The change in the law was the culmination of years of campaigning. A year on, the Gazette spoke to family lawyers to see how well the reforms have been working.

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