MoJ under pressure to widen scope of divorce reform
21st March 2022
As family lawyers prepare to welcome a new era of ‘no-fault’ divorce, the Ministry of Justice has come under pressure in the House of Lords to review the law governing financial provision.
A new system implementing provisions under the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020 comes into force on 6 April. The system will remove the ability to make allegations about the conduct of a spouse and allow couples to end their marriage jointly.
The legislation does not cover financial provision, which is handled in separate proceedings, where the courts have wide discretion to provide for future financial needs.
Justice minister Lord Wolfson was pressed on when the government will review the law governing financial provision during a parliamentary debate last week.
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