No fault divorce applications hit 13,000 in April

News Team, 04/07/2022

While divorce petitions fell between January and March, it appears there has been an uptick since the ‘no fault divorce’ legislation came into force.

Between January and March 2022 there were 30,150 divorce petitions, which is a six percent decrease from the same quarter in 2021.

Teresa Cullen, a partner in Fladgate’s family law team, noted that anecdotally, many felt there would be a “holding off” of petitions in certain cases, particularly where the parties were ...

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