D Day Is Almost Upon Us

by Shannon Gilboy

On 6th April 2022 we will see a complete reform in divorce law. This will be the biggest change since 1973. The new law takes away the fault-based element of the current divorce process. This reform has faced much criticism by those who suggest it makes divorce easier and quicker and undermines the sanctity of marriage. Arguably, this is not true; there is 20 weeks up to the conditional order and an additional 6 weeks thereafter before the divorce can be finalised.  The requirement to allege fault has also been abolished and the Act also removes the ability to contest a divorce. The terminology has been updated and simplified to make the process easier to understand. Applications for divorce are submitted digitally through the online court portal.

If you think the new divorce law could benefit you and you are interested in discussing this further please contact our family department on 0151 239 1000 for more information.

The Liverpool divorce solicitors at Canter Levin & Berg are members of Resolution and as such we believe that family matters, such as divorce or the dissolution of a civil partnership should be dealt with in a constructive way designed to preserve the dignity of all involved.

At Canter Levin & Berg our expert divorce law solicitors are here to help you to end your relationship in a way that allows you the freedom to get on with your life and whilst obtaining the right outcome. For a full discussion with one of our divorce law experts about ending your marriage or dissolving your civil partnership you can contact us today or submit an online enquiry.

Our fixed fee family law scheme provides you with the option to instruct us to handle your divorce from beginning to end. If you choose to use this service, we will advise you throughout your divorce, draft your divorce petition ready for your approval and handle your divorce proceedings through the court.