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Divorce

Posted on 12 February 2021

“To blame or not to blame?” That is the question.

Posted in Advice

Many divorcing couples would like to get divorced without attributing blame on the other person.  They recognise the importance of proceeding in an amicable way, particularly where children are involved.  Blaming the other person does not mean the Courts will penalise them when considering division of the financial assets.

Long has it been championed that a no-fault divorce should be the way forward.  The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation bill gained Royal assent on the 26 June 2020 and at long last there is light at the end of the tunnel and no-fault divorce should become law in the Autumn of 2021.

If you are contemplating starting divorce proceedings on the basis of your spouse’s unreasonable behaviour but are worried that the allegations will be defended and lead to lengthy and expensive litigation, waiting until the Autumn may just be the solution.

The fact that couples will soon be able to petition for divorce jointly is a great step forward, it is more civilised and the archaic law is being brought into the 21st century.

Winston Solicitors can advise and assist with applying for or responding to a divorce petition now or in the future.  Call us on 0113 320 5000 for advice tailored to your current circumstances.