No-fault divorce (update)

No-fault divorce (update)

The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020 (which will be implemented in Autumn 2021) will now allow couples, for the very first time, to apply for a divorce order by stating that the marriage has broken down irretrievably. There will be no requirement to...

Father’s rights

The issue of a father’s rights to see his children regularly hits the headlines. Many parents who separate agree between them who their children will live and when the children will see the other parent. Unfortunately, it is not always possible to agree, especially...

What are your rights as a non-biological parent?

As it is increasingly common for couples to divorce and remarry, the likelihood of a step-parent becoming involved in the upbringing of the child is extremely high. Parental rights for a step-parent are often unclear, especially if the relationship with the child’s...

What is a No-Fault Divorce?

The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill has finally reached the end of its parliamentary journey. However, although the ‘no fault divorce’ bill has been passed through the House of Commons, it will return to the House of Lords to consider an amendment before...