Webinars by Practice Area
Key Principles of No-Fault Divorce and Developments in Online Divorce Procedure
Recorded on: 01/10/2021
Progress towards online divorce procedure is now very advanced and nearing completion. And on 6 April 2022, the first major change to divorce law for over 49 years will come into force: the concept of no-fault divorce. There will be new procedure, new forms and new timescales. What should your firm be doing now in preparation?
As well as reviewing the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020, this webinar will also consider the family procedure committee report, which provides much more detailed insight into how the new law will operate. The following areas will be covered:
- Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020 – the essentials
- How does this Act change divorce law and procedure as we know it?
- Family Procedure Committee Report
- Removal of the facts for divorce
- New terminology
- Joint applications – how will this work and why is this such an important innovation?
- What will happen to ‘hardship’ and other defences?
- The online divorce process – what do you need to know?
- What is the position with costs under the new law?
- How will the service rules and time limits change?
- What is the difference between a ‘defended’ divorce and a ‘disputed’ divorce under the new law?
- Changes to dissolution of civil partnerships, judicial separation and nullity