Silk Family Law welcomes the Justice Secretary’s announcement today (9 April 2020) of a new law to help reduce family conflict.

Parliament voted yesterday in favour of allowing “no fault divorce” with a new, shorter, six-month timeframe to allow for reflection and future planning.

The reforms mean that divorcing couples will no longer have to blame each other for the breakdown of their marriage.

The move follows a public consultation where family justice professionals and those with direct experience of divorce voiced their support for reform. New legislation will therefore be introduced to Parliament to update our 50-year-old divorce law, which has been shown to exacerbate conflict.

Partner Harriet Reid comments:

“As Resolution accredited solicitors, the Silk Family Law team has always sought to reduce family conflict during the divorce process. We welcome this announcement as the next step in long awaited legislation that will pave the way for couples to separate more amicably and with greater dignity.”

The UK professional organisation Resolution, which represents 6,500 family law professionals, is committed to promoting a non-confrontational and constructive approach to resolving family disputes.


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