No fault divorce is now in England

Morton Fraser Consultant Savita Sharma
Savita Sharma
06 April 2022
Individuals and Families

A new era has arrived in England. 'No fault' divorce has now come into effect today 6 April 2022.

This is the biggest reform to Divorce Law in England in 50 years and completely changes how couples can get divorced.

In light of these changes, it is very important for individuals who are contemplating divorce (whether in Scotland or England) to seek legal advice now. Moreover, it is crucial if individuals receive divorce papers, whether from Scottish or English courts to seek legal advice quickly.

There are many differences between the two divorce systems which yield significantly different outcomes for individuals. In the lead up to these changes, we've written extensively about how the biggest reform to divorce law since the inception of the Matrimonial Causes Act in 1973 will change things for couples wishing to divorce without attributing blame or waiting two years.

The Family Team at Morton Fraser have dual qualified solicitors who can offer tailored and specialist advice on how the system works on both sides of the border.

You can also read our recent article in the Scotsman - can there ever be a good way to divorce?


The content of this webpage is for information only and is not intended to be construed as legal advice and should not be treated as a substitute for specific advice. Morton Fraser LLP accepts no responsibility for the content of any third party website to which this webpage refers.  Morton Fraser LLP is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.