Family Law Awards 2020
Shortlist announced - time to place your vote!
Court of Protection Practice 2020
'Court of Protection Practice goes from strength to strength, having...
Jackson's Matrimonial Finance Tenth Edition
Jackson's Matrimonial Finance is an authoritative specialist text...
Latest articles
The need for proportionality and the ‘Covid impact’
Simon Wilkinson, Parklane PlowdenThe Covid-19 pandemic has infiltrated every aspect of our lives. Within the courts and tribunals service there has been a plethora of guidance since March 2020 which...
Local authority input into private law proceedings, part II
Mani Singh Basi, Barrister, 4 Paper BuildingsLucy Logan Green, Barrister, 4 Paper BuildingThis article considers the interplay between private and public law proceedings, focusing on the law relating...
Time for change (II)
Lisa Parkinson, Family mediation trainer, co-founder and a Vice-President of the Family Mediators AssociationThe family law community needs to respond to the urgent call for change from the...
How Can I Wed Thee? – Let Me Change the Ways: the Law Commission’s Consultation Paper on ‘Weddings’ Law (2020)
Professor Chris Barton, A Vice-President of the Family Mediators Association, Academic Door Tenant, Regent Chambers, Stoke-on-TrentThis article considers the Paper's 91 Consultation Questions...
Consultation on the proposed transfer of the assessment of all civil legal aid bills of costs to the Legal Aid Agency
The Ministry of Justice has launched a consultation on the proposed transfer from Her Majesty's Courts and Tribunals Service to the Legal Aid Agency of the assessment of all civil legal aid bills of...
View all articles

Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020

Jun 29, 2020, 07:43 AM
Slug :
Meta Title : Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020
Meta Keywords :
Canonical URL :
Trending Article : Yes
Prioritise In Trending Articles : Yes
Date : Jun 29, 2020, 07:42 AM
Article ID :
The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill (session 2019-2021) received royal assent on 25 June 2020 as the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020.

Jane McDonagh, partner at Simons Muirhead & Burton LLP, said: “For the first time in a generation, divorce legislation has been reformed. The passing of the ‘no-fault divorce’ Bill is welcome progress in reforming an area of family law that was out of step with wider society. Removing the element of blame from the initial part of the divorce process will make it a lot easier for a positive tone to be set for future discussions on more substantive issues such as child arrangements and splitting assets. Importantly, the Act closes a loophole that has been misused by abusers looking to coerce or control their spouse. It is also welcome that contested divorces are, in the main, no longer an option for couples. Now this Act has passed in to law, it is important to recognise that this reform is just a starting point and there is still much more to be done to streamline and modernise the laws surrounding relationship breakdown. In particular, we need to simplify the process of dividing assets on divorce and protect the rights of long term unmarried couples. We all hope that this Divorce Bill will pave the way for new thinking across the board in how the law deals with breakdown of relationship of all kinds.“

Categories :
  • News
Tags :
  • Divorce
  • no fault divorce
Provider :
Related Articles
Load more comments
Comment by from