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Grounds for Divorce

What are the grounds for divorce?

There is only one ground for divorce, which is that the marriage has broken down irretrievably. In order to commence divorce proceedings, a divorce petition must be filed with the Court. The person who completes the divorce petition is known as the petitioner. The divorce petition sets out that the marriage has irretrievably broken down and this must be proved based upon one of five facts.

No Fault Divorce

Can I have a No-Fault-Divorce?

On the 26th of June 2020, the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020 received royal assent and became law.

The aim of this piece of legislation was to introduce the concept of “no fault” divorce into English Law. However, the current timetable for its implementation is estimated to be “Autumn 2021”.

Pension Sharing on Divorce

What happens to my pension on divorce?

After the family home, a couple’s pensions often form the largest asset on a breakdown of a marriage or civil partnership. Pensions are tricky financial instruments and it is easy for people to become bewildered by the issue of sorting pensions. However, as one of the most significant assets it is vital that both parties have proper and appropriate resolution.