No Fault Divorce

No Fault Divorce

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No Fault Divorce UK

If you are considering ending your marriage, it is a good idea to contact a divorce solicitor for advice on the options available to you. We understand that a no-fault divorce can be stressful and upsetting for all involved, which is why we are here to help support you through the process.

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What is a No Fault Divorce?

A no-fault divorce allows married partners to get divorced without having to give reasons for why the relationship broke down. If someone applies for a no-fault divorce, the other spouse cannot contest the decision.

What is the difference between the new divorce law and the old divorce law?

On 6th April 2022, the divorce law in England and Wales changed. Prior to the change, married couples had to wait 2 years before they could get a divorce on the basis that no one was at fault for the end of the marriage. 

Alternatively, if they wanted to get divorced straight away, they had to give one of the five reasons for the breakdown of the relationship. 

Now, ex-couples do not need to give reasons to get a divorce and can do so imminently. This is called a no-fault divorce.

What is the no-fault divorce process?

The no-fault divorce process begins by establishing whether you will make a sole application for divorce or, if you mutually agree, a joint application. You will then need to provide your marriage certificate and personal details and complete an application form. 

Once you have applied for the divorce, you will need to apply for a conditional order so that the judge can approve the no-fault divorce. After this, you can apply for a final order to legally end the marriage. 

Do I need a solicitor for a no-fault divorce?

It is a good idea to get legal advice before applying for a divorce, but ultimately, there is no obligation to instruct a solicitor to get a divorce. 

Many people find that having a divorce solicitor to support them helps put their minds at ease and alleviates some stress from the process. 

A no-fault divorce solicitor will guide you through the process step by step ensuring that the correct documentation is completed, financial evidence is gathered, and settlements are negotiated on your behalf. 

Why GloverPriest?

At GloverPriest, we understand that each situation is sensitive and that everyone’s circumstances are different. This is why we tailor our service in order to find the best outcome for your individual situation. 

In some areas of family law, we offer an introductory consultation with an expert member of our legal team. This meeting is free and designed for you to get to know our firm and your solicitor, and to discuss your case in further detail. 

We believe that many clients find the initial consultation highly beneficial in helping them make informed decisions on how they wish to proceed.

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