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The legal community have been campaigning for ‘No Fault’ Divorce for many years. The idea that a Divorce must be one person’s fault is out dated. We are all now committed to keeping divorce proceedings as amicable as possible through the widespread use of mediation and membership of Resolution, and yet this still keeps the previous adversarial system alive.
The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020 was finally passed by Parliament in July 2020. The government is now looking into implementing it, but it looks like it will not come into force until Autumn 2021.
This new law will replace the current system of divorce and the dissolution of civil partnerships:
These changes are long awaited and very welcomed by all of the legal community. The changes will help to reduce conflict between a couple, making the whole process less traumatic for the couple, the children and the wider family and friends. It will also enable couples to concentrate on reaching an agreement regarding the arrangements for the children, the property and the finances.
At Sousa Law we are committed to an amicable approach to family law, all of our solicitors are members of Resolution. Catherine Sousa is also a qualified collaborative lawyer, family mediator and arbitrator (Children Scheme).
Sousa Law are specialist Divorce Lawyers in Southampton. We offer free virtual initial consultations in all areas of family law. For further information or to book an appointment, please call our office on 02380 713060, or email email@example.com.
By Nicole Biggs
Family Lawyer Southampton, Family Solicitor Southampton, Divorce Lawyer Southampton, Divorce Solicitor Southampton
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