Gabriella Freeman on Changes to Divorce Legislation

Gabriella Freeman of Acumen People Solicitors explains to Latest TV presenter Yael Breuer the fundamental changes to the divorce process that came into force on 6 April 2022 whereby the No Fault Divorce came into effect.

This new legislation has replaced the old, and is designed to reduce and minimize conflict arising from divorce. The previous requirement to prove the irretrievable breakdown of the marriage by way of one of five “grounds” has been abolished and now a mere statement declaring said breakdown will suffice, without the need for justification. Furthermore, the new divorce process will take on average six months to complete.

This new change is expected to make the divorce process more amicable and straightforward, thus enabling separating parties to focus on any children and/or finances instead.

Gabriella is a family law specialist at Acumen People, she can be contacted at

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