No-Fault Divorce?


Following the Government's recognition that divorce laws need to adapt to reflect modern society, a consultation into "no-fault" divorce was launched in December 2018.

Currently, divorcing couples must be able to prove the irretrievable breakdown of a marriage and assign fault through satisfying the court of one or more of five facts. These are:

  • Adultery
  • Unreasonable behaviour
  • Desertion
  • 2 years separation with consent
  • 5 years separation without consent

Should the consultation sway in the favour of modernisation, divorcing couples will be able to step away from the current "blame game" and instead look to divorce on fairer grounds such as the marriage is simply no longer working.

Fosters provides a tailor-made approach to your divorce, offering clear, sensible advice at an affordable cost. If you would like to speak to one of our experienced Family Solicitors in Norwich regarding your relationship breakdown, please contact a member of the Family Department on 01603 620508 or .

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