We are receiving more enquiries asking us to explain what the new no fault divorce system will mean. Some people think it will change the way finances and issues about children are resolved, it will not. 

At the moment, the paperwork to process a divorce means that someone has to be blamed for the breakdown of the marriage unless the couple have already lived apart for 2 or 5 years. 

So, at the moment, a large percentage of divorce petitions have to be prepared using the grounds of either adultery or unreasonable behaviour. 

The change will mean that these grounds will no longer exist, hence the term "no fault", no one will be blamed for the breakdown of the marriage. A statement will be made explaining that the marriage has broken down irretrievably.

Finances will still need to be sorted out in exactly the same way, as will all issues involving children.

If you would like any advice about divorce and or separation, or issues involving your children, please call us on 0845 128 6960.