No Fault Divorce
To get divorced, couples are legally required to assign blame for the relationship breakdown, unless they have lived apart for two years. This makes an amicable agreement between the couple more difficult and can have a negative impact on any children involved.
Resolution, a community of family justice professionals who work with families and individuals to resolve issues in a constructive way, proposes a divorce procedure where one or both parties can give notice that the marriage has broken down irretrievably. The divorce can then proceed and after six months if one or both parties would still like to proceed the divorce is finalised.
Many couples are shocked when they discover that unless they blame the other party, they must wait 2 years to start the divorce process.
Blame can bring out feelings of injustice and recrimination and evidence shows that it can affect a parent’s ability to put any children first.
Divorce without blame will help to reduce the stress and frustrations experienced by the parties in what can be a very difficult and emotional time. It will increase the chances of non-court resolution, reducing the burden on family courts.
Many countries around the world, including Australia, the USA and Spain allow for divorce without blame.
If your marriage is over and you wish to start divorce proceedings or you have received a divorce petition filed on behalf of your husband or wife then give RJT Solicitors a call on 01942 409154 for a free 30 minute consultation