The long-awaited ‘no-fault’ bill divorce bill has finally been given the green light by parliament – a change welcomed by our highly experienced team of family lawyers at Wards Solicitors.
The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill has now finished its long journey through the House of Commons and should become law by autumn 2021.
It means couples will no longer have to blame each other when divorcing.
Currently, couples who want to end their marriage must live apart for two years or cite adultery or unreasonable behaviour to prove their relationship has irretrievably broken down.
This, many family lawyers believe, often creates hostility, acrimony and conflict with any children caught in the emotional crossfire.
Our specialist team of family lawyers is committed to helping divorcing couples navigate the process of separating with the minimum of conflict, supporting them to resolve matters as constructively as possible and minimising the impact on their children.
They are experienced in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), including mediation, collaboration and arbitration, which can play a key role in reaching an amicable settlement. Crucially, it can also help avoid having to go to court which can be not only expensive but time consuming and stressful.
Wards Solicitors has a team of seven family and divorce law specialist solicitors ready to help and 11 local offices for face to face meetings.
We also have a range of fixed fee packages we can discuss with you at your consultation.
For further information and advice please contact any member of our Family and Divorce Law team.
Wards Solicitors remains open for business and we are taking on new cases. We are available for video call and telephone meetings but cannot currently offer face to face meetings with clients except in some specific emergency situations and at court hearings.
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