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No-fault divorce is here

From 6th April 2022, the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020 will come into force and it will no longer be possible to blame the other party for the breakdown of the marriage. Either party can apply alone simply stating that the marriage has irretrievably broken down and that will be sufficient to obtain a divorce. Alternatively, for the f...
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Children's experience of private law proceedings

The Nuffield FJO has published the six key messages from research about children's experience of private law proceedings. The study reviewed UK and international research studies between 2000 and 2020 that directly obtained children's and young people's thoughts on parental separation and/or their experience of court proceedings. Despite limitation...
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Divorce: no-fault divorce starts 6 April 2022

 Divorce: no-fault divorce starts 6 April 2022 The decades of campaigning for a 'no fault divorce' position finally resulted in the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill obtaining Royal Assent in June 2020.The changes are the biggest shake-up of divorce laws for 50 years and it means that from 6 April 2022:• married and civil partnership co...
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Four tips to help you avoid pulling your children into your conflict:

It is being caught up in their parents conflict that causes issues for children, rather than the separation in itself.  Here are four tips to help you avoid pulling your children into your conflict:1. Reassure your children that they are loved by both parents. They were before the separation and that won't change.2. Be clear with both your wor...
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