No fault divorce

Resolution believes the laws surrounding divorce should be changed, to allow couples to separate without having to apportion blame on a legal document, and without having to wait at least two years before they can divorce.

Divorce is difficult enough. The legal requirement to assign blame makes it harder for couples to reach an amicable agreement. 

It also makes it harder for family justice professionals to help them resolve issues in a constructive way, in line with Resolution's Code of Practice.

In a recent survey of Resolution members, over 90% agree that no fault divorce should be available to separating couples.

Why no fault divorce?

Divorcing couples in England or Wales must either blame one party for the breakdown of the marriage or wait a minimum of 2 years before they are able to get divorced...

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