By Kim Mapperson, Solicitor
In the UK currently, people wishing to divorce must prove that their marriage has irretrievably broken down, this must be based on one of 5 grounds for divorce: adultery, unreasonable behaviour, desertion, or extended periods of separation; this is two years separation with consent from the other party, or five years separation.
Resolution is urging members of the House of Lords to pass long-overdue reforms and ensure no-fault divorce becomes law.
Resolution is a community of family justice professionals who work with families and individuals to resolve issues in a constructive way. Both family Lawyers at Onions & Davies Solicitors are members of Resolution and both follow their code of conduct in coming to a solution for separating families in a constructive way causing as little conflict as possible.
The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill, which is scheduled to be considered further on 3rd March 2020, will allow couples to divorce without having to assign blame.
Representing more than 6,500 family law professionals, Resolution says the adoption of no-fault divorce will help thousands of divorcing couples to minimise conflict, in turn minimising the negative impact of an acrimonious divorce on any children.
Where a party does not have to apportion wrongdoing to the other, the hope is that the no-fault divorce will significantly reduce any stress, emotion and animosity between the parties.
Many are in support of this way forward and the change would revolutionise divorce.
Family Law specialists Louise and Kim at Onions & Davies endeavour to make divorce as simple as possible.