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No-fault divorce law coming on April 6th – new changes explained

On 6th April 2022 changes to divorce legislation will come into effect, allowing people to divorce without fault.

From this date, couples who wish to divorce will no longer need to prove that one side is to blame for the breakdown of the marriage due to, for example, adultery or unreasonable behaviour, but they will simply need to provide a statement of irretrievable breakdown of the marriage or civil partnership to obtain a divorce, dissolution of a civil partnership or a judicial separation.

The new reforms will also allow couples to make joint applications for divorce, dissolution and separation and remove the ability to defend the decision to divorce.

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Rotheras’ departments gain top rankings in latest Chambers guide

Chambers’ 2022 UK guide launched on Thursday 21st October, with Rotheras’ Family Law, Personal Injury and Transport departments ranked in the top tiers for their practice areas and jurisdictions.

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No-fault divorce law coming in April 2022

Seeking to put an end to the ‘blame game’, the long awaited ‘no fault’ divorce legislation was given Royal assent and became an Act of Parliament on 25th June 2020. Despite this it is not expected to be implemented until 6th April 2022.

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Rotheras’ Family department retains Legal 500 tier 2 ranking

With the recent release of the 2021 Legal 500 UK Guide, Rotheras’ Family department are delighted to have retained their tier 2 ranking, with the team’s Associate Solicitor Sally Hartland acknowledged as a Rising Star for the second year running.

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Lockdown means victims of domestic violence are being made to quarantine with their abusers

The fight against Covid-19 has resulted in the Government announcing stringent restrictions which are impacting significantly on individual’s day to day lives. On 23rd March 2020, the Prime Minister imposed ‘lockdown’ restrictions which meant that we are all being told to stay home, away from others, except those we live with. One of the unfortunate […]

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The Impact of Covid-19 on Separated and Divorced Parents

Rotheras Trainee Solicitor Jasmine Jackson outlines the potential impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak on divorced and separated parents. Highlighting in particular some of the challenges they may face in regard to child arrangement orders.

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