Getting a divorce is a big decision to make, as it changes your life forever. A piece of legislation has come into effect – knowns as “No Fault Divorce”. It makes what has historically been a longer process much more straightforward and less stressful to do.
Previously, if you wanted to get a divorce in England or Wales you would have to state one of the five facts to show that the marriage has irretrievably broken down:
- Unreasonable Behaviour
- Two Years Separation with Consent
- Five Years Separation without Consent
Now with No Fault Divorce you do not have to use any of the facts above – just that the marriage has irretrievably broken down. Your partner cannot contest the divorce, unlike before, so this again potentially reduces the time it takes to go through all the stages.