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No-Fault Divorce Bill starts its second reading today

No-Fault Divorce Bill starts its second reading today

The long-awaited Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill [HC Bill 125], is expected to be heard in the House of Commons today.

  • The Bill is an important one for divorcing couples as the traditional x5 Grounds for Divorce are to be replaced with a statement, that of 'No-Fault' or  'Irretrievable Breakdown' and a 20-week cooling-off period will be required before a court will be able to make a conditional order in the divorce.

See Emma Piff's related article from February with more information about the Bill.

The existing x5 Grounds for Divorce which are part of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 are long overdue for an overhaul to bring them into step with modern marriage and stop the 'blame game' where one party has to provide evidence against the other party to find fault or show blame in the marriage:

Grounds for Divorce

Emma Piff

Emma Piff, Solicitor & Head of Family at Lawson-West Solicitors

If you are affected by a family breakdown, separation or divorce, you can speak to Emma Piff in total confidence  

You can read more about our divorce and separation service on our dedicated web page here.

You can read more about the Family Team and our full list of services here.


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Coronavirus:  We are pleased to announce we are Open for Business

Even during Leicester’s most recent, extended lockdown, you can be assured that it is ‘Business as Usual’ at Lawson-West and we're here to help you with your legal needs. 

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