No fault divorce delay – disappointing but not surprising, say UK family lawyers

Katie Royals, 08/06/2021

The UK's Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has delayed the introduction of no fault divorce legislation from autumn 2021 to 6 April 2022.

While not necessarily surprising, it’s a “big blow” for many separating couples.

Zahra Pabani, a family law partner at Irwin Mitchell, said the courts are having some serious technical difficulties at the moment, making the delay expected.

But, “lots of couples have been waiting for this moment, living in limbo because they wante...

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