What is a no-fault divorce?
In simple terms, a no-fault divorce is a divorce where the ending of the marriage does not require any evidence of wrongdoing by either party. Essentially, it removes the ‘blame game’ and allows couples to separate peacefully.
What is the current divorce legislation in the UK?
Current UK divorce legislation outlines that a party must prove a breakdown of the marriage to get divorced. This proof comes in the form of behavioural or separation claims. These claims are divided into five categories. If a party can’t prove that their marriage applies to one of the five categories, their divorce application won’t be granted.
However, this legislation in the UK hasn’t been changed since 1973 and is becoming more outdated every year. Almost half a century on from when this legislation was passed the stigma around divorce has changed. Divorce has become a more common and accepted occurrence nowadays.