No-Fault Divorce Solicitors

We understand that divorce is a difficult process, and our expert solicitors are here to provide support and guidance throughout the legal process.

Our No-Fault Divorce service is designed for couples who wish to separate amicably and peacefully without any blame or fault being attributed to either party. This means that the divorce process can be much smoother and faster, with minimal stress and complications.

No-Fault Divorce is suitable for couples who have decided to separate amicably. This service is especially useful for those who do not wish to have a messy and emotional divorce, as it can avoid any unnecessary arguments or disputes.

Our solicitors can also provide additional services to help you through the divorce process, including child custody arrangements, financial settlements, and property division.

The No-Fault Divorce process involves filling out an application for divorce, which must be filed with the court. Both parties must agree to the divorce, and there must be no dispute regarding any financial or child custody matters. Our solicitors will guide you through the process and ensure that all necessary documentation is completed correctly.

The outcome of the No-Fault Divorce process is a Decree Absolute, which officially ends the marriage. Our solicitors will ensure that all necessary paperwork is filed correctly, and will keep you informed throughout the process.

If you are considering a No-Fault Divorce, our expert solicitors are here to help. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and discuss your options.

What is No-Fault Divorce?
No-Fault Divorce is a legal process where a couple can divorce without either party being blamed or at fault.

How long does the No-Fault Divorce process take?
The length of the No-Fault Divorce process can vary depending on the circumstances of the divorce, but it typically takes between 4-6 months.

Why should I choose No-Fault Divorce?
No-Fault Divorce is an excellent option for couples who wish to separate amicably and avoid any unnecessary disputes or arguments. It can also make the divorce process much faster and less stressful.

How can we help you today?

What does a No-Fault Divorce mean?

On 6th April 2022, the law on divorce changed with the introduction of The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020. The old law required couples to rely on one of the following five facts: unreasonable behaviour, adultery, 2 years separation with consent, 5 years separation without consent or desertion. The new law of ‘No-Fault Divorce’ was introduced aiming to reduce heavily contentious divorces and promote amicable separations where possible.

No-fault divorces eliminate any kind of ‘blame’ on the other and simply requires a party to complete a declaration that the marriage has irretrievably broken down.

Do both spouses have to agree to divorce?

Technically, no. Respondent’s will not be able to dispute whether a marriage has broken down irretrievably. The only grounds for disputing a divorce application are: issues regarding the Court’s jurisdiction to deal with the divorce, the validity of the marriage or a claim that the marriage has already legally ended. Therefore, the Applicant can apply for the divorce without having to worry whether the Respondent will agree to the divorce application or not.

Will it make divorce easier?

The No-Fault Divorce reform should make divorces more straightforward, as it should reduce hostility between couples and as a result, hopefully divorce proceedings and subsequent financial and/or children proceedings will be dealt with in a more constructive manner and save both time and money for those involved.

What are the timescales?

The Court aim to deal with the divorce within 26 weeks. This is broken down as follows: 20 weeks from the date of issue of the application, parties can apply for the Conditional Order (which used to be known as the Decree Nisi). This aims to allow for a period of reflection for couples. 6 weeks after the Conditional Order has been granted, the parties can apply for the Final Order (which used to be known as the Decree Absolute). Once the Final Order is issued by the Court, the couples are formally divorced.

If you would like any further advice, please do not hesitate to get in touch and speak with a member of our Family department. We can offer a fixed fee appointment and we will be happy to assist you.


What is a no-fault divorce?

A no-fault divorce is a type of divorce where neither party is required to prove that the other party is at fault for the breakdown of the marriage. Instead, the divorce is based on the grounds of irreconcilable differences or an irretrievable breakdown of the marriage.

What are the requirements for a no-fault divorce?

The requirements for a no-fault divorce vary by jurisdiction, but generally, one or both parties must state that the marriage is irretrievably broken and that there is no possibility of reconciliation. Some jurisdictions may also require a waiting period before the divorce can be granted.

How long does a no-fault divorce take?

The length of time it takes for a no-fault divorce to be granted can vary depending on the jurisdiction and the complexity of the case. It can take anywhere from a few months to several years.

Are there any downsides to a no-fault divorce?

One potential downside of a no-fault divorce is that it may not take into account any misconduct on the part of one party that may have contributed to the breakdown of the marriage. This may affect the distribution of assets and property in the divorce settlement.

Can a no-fault divorce be contested?

While a no-fault divorce is based on the grounds of irreconcilable differences, it can still be contested by one or both parties. This can happen if there are disputes over property, assets, or child custody.

How is property divided in a no-fault divorce?

The property division in a no-fault divorce is based on the laws of the state where the divorce takes place. Some states follow the principles of community property, while others follow the principles of equitable distribution.

What happens to the children in a no-fault divorce?

In a no-fault divorce, the court will make a determination regarding the custody, visitation, and support of the children based on the best interests of the children. The court may consider factors such as the child’s relationship with each parent, the child’s emotional and physical needs and the parents’ ability to provide for those needs.


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