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    Separating after the summer holidays

    The long six weeks summer holiday are finally coming to an end. The uniform has been bought, school shoes polished, new bags lined up in the hallway.
    September is a time for new beginnings, as the school year starts and children go into new classes, or even new schools.
    The start of the school year can be a turning point in relationships, as many who have put up with their spouse throughout the long holidays reach the end of their tether and start to investigate divorce proceedings.
    As divorce lawyers, we often see a rise in people enquiring about divorcing their partner as soon as the kids return to school.
    Looking at these in relation to the summer months, there is a lull as couples and families go on holiday and try to enjoy the (hopefully) nicer weather. August tends to be a quieter month for family lawyers.
    After the summer holidays, money troubles can raise their heads – and this is especially poignant in the difficult economic climate. Not only this, but spending extended periods of time together can expose the cracks in the relationship. Just think back to the surge in divorces after the pandemic lockdowns!
    So, if you are thinking about separating after the summer holidays, what are the next steps?
    Getting a divorce
    Although much of the initial divorce process can be completed online, it is important to seek specialist legal advice, particularly when it comes to your finances.
    The first stage of the divorce process is to complete a divorce application by filling in a Form D8 online or by post. Following this, you will have a 20-week cooling off period before you can apply for the conditional order.
    After another 6 weeks, you can apply to have the final order granted, legally dissolving your marriage. However, this does not automatically break the financial ties you and your ex-spouse had within your marriage.
    Financial settlements
    Money and assets must be dealt with in their own right during the divorce process, otherwise you can remain financially tied to your ex-spouse as financial obligations are not automatically ended when you get divorced. A consent order must be in place to ensure the settlement is final and enforceable.
    Financial settlements can get complicated, which is why we have a network of Financial Advisers, pension, property and budget experts and accountants on hand to support you.
    What about the children?
    The divorce process can be a huge upheaval for children. School and other regular activities provide routine and a sense of security, so keeping this as central is vital for mitigating feelings of displacement and anxiety.
    A poorly managed divorce can have long-term impacts on children, potentially causing separation anxiety in younger children, or resentment and distancing for older children.
    There is professional and legal support available for parents dealing with children, whether infants or teens, and for the children themselves. Information on how to manage children during a divorce can be found here.
    Divorce coaches are very helpful when it comes to dealing with emotional and practical decisions, and expert legal advice should be sought when thinking about child arrangement orders.
    Divorce can be scary, so we have specialist lawyers and professionals to help you every step of the way. Please seek help to support you through this journey.
    Useful links
    Watch Stowe talks – Beginners guide to divorce
    Financial Settlement FAQs
    Avoiding Financial Mistakes
    Helping your children understand your divorce
    Impact of conflict during divorce on children More

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    August Stowe Support roundup

    Stowe Support is a dedicated home for Stowe’s free resources designed to help inform and support anyone with family law concerns.
    With new blogs, guides, podcasts, videos and events shared each month, here’s a handy Stowe Support roundup from the past month in case you missed anything.
    Here’s your monthly roundup of Stowe Support resources in case you missed anything.
    Latest blogs:
    Economic abuse in financial remedy proceedings
    Tips for healing after divorce
    Britney, divorce and renegotiating prenups
    How to successfully co-parent
    Why is September a popular month for divorce?
    Book your free webinar place
    Stowe talks – Finding the unexpected joy of heartbreak with Rosie Wilby
    Stowe talks – Creating financial wellbeing following separation with Jodie Phelps
    Listen to Stowe talks podcasts on Spotify:
    Our next series of Stowe talks podcast will be launched soon.
    But you can click to catch up on previous episodes and follow us!
    Stowe Support
    To explore our full range of resources dedicated to helping people with family law matters, visit Stowe Support.
    Here you’ll find a wealth of helpful guides, videos and blogs on divorce and separation, finances, children, domestic abuse, cohabitation, alternative parenting, mediation, as well as support with relationships and wellness. More

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    Why is September a popular month for divorce?

    The impact of the summer holidays 
    September is usually a busy month for family lawyers, as it is a popular month for divorce. There tends to be an increase in divorce enquiries, particularly in comparison to August, which is quieter as families enjoy the long summer holidays.
    In fact, the summer break is sometimes seen as a reason for the rise in divorce enquiries in September. Families commonly spend more time together, and this can expose cracks in the relationship that may not otherwise have come to the surface.
    A similar phenomenon happens every January, termed by the media as ‘Divorce Day’. Divorce Day is the first working Monday of the year and has historically been the busiest day of the year for divorce enquiries, as the impact of a stressful Christmas and New Year takes its toll on relationships.
    For struggling couples, the summer holidays can bring deep-rooted issues out into the open. More time spent together, the need to provide entertainment for children, the financial demands of a holiday, and the pressure of having to be seen to have fun and be a happy family, can push relationships to the limit. 
    One of the key issues we as family lawyers see in September is how money worries surface after increased spending over the holidays. 
    Mortgage rates and economic uncertainty 
    Financial issues often play a significant role in relationship breakdown. They have been cited as the cause for a relationship breakdown in record numbers at Stowe over the past 18 months.
    Money can be a sensitive topic for even the strongest of couples. For those already struggling in their relationship, it can prove to be the final straw.
    Increasing mortgage rates are having a considerable impact on couples in the UK, potentially leading to consideration of divorce.
    Some couples are starting to see old deals (some as low as 2%) expire and new five-year fixed rates reach 6%, potentially more in coming months.
    Here at Stowe, we conducted a survey of 600 people across the UK on how mortgage rates are affecting families and relationships.
    The survey revealed that 82% of respondents have been or will be financially impacted by the inflation of mortgage rates.
    Almost a quarter (23%) responded they can no longer afford to pay their mortgage. Over half of the respondents said they were experiencing friction within their marriage or relationship because of this issue. 
    Over the cost-of-living crisis, divorce enquiries have risen to record highs, with financial issues regularly cited as a primary reason. 
    The economic climate, coupled with the pressure of the summer holidays, could prove too much for more couples, leading to them looking into divorce in September. 
    Financial problems and domestic abuse
    However, even accounting for the ongoing economic uncertainty and the rise in mortgage rates, the rise in September for divorce enquiries may not be as significant as has been seen in previous years.
    Recently, there has been a rise in the number of people who are unable to leave their marriage or relationship due to financial problems. 
    This is all the more concerning for people who are trapped in abusive relationships who are unable to leave their partner because they cannot support themselves financially on their own. 
    Victims of domestic abuse have been hit hard by the cost-of-living crisis. This is because financial hardship is connected to increasing physical, emotional and financial abuse. 
    Furthermore, inflation, and now mortgage rises, may mean more people cannot afford to divorce or separate from their partner, particularly if the abuser is using money as a means to control their partner.
    Will September 2023 be a popular month for divorce?
    For couples wanting to start the divorce process, money will certainly play a role in the decision. However, it will be interesting to see whether the economic environment will swing matters towards the usual September increase in enquiries or whether there will be a drop in couples wanting to start divorce proceedings.
    For those who choose to end their relationship, getting the right support and legal advice is crucial. Anyone suffering abuse who finds themselves in  immediate danger, please call the police. For advice on domestic abuse please call the National Domestic Violence Helpline on 0808 2000 247.
    Useful links
    Mortgage after divorce
    How much does divorce cost?
    Effects of divorce on children
    Economic abuse
    Holidays with children after divorce
    Legal help for domestic abuse victims More

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    How to successfully co-parent

    A key concern for divorcing parents is how they will continue to parent their children after separation and whether co-parenting will work for them. 
    There is no ‘one size fits all’ approach to co-parenting after divorce and how you move forward will be influenced by your relationship with your ex. For example, whether you are on good terms still, and whether you are both equally willing to cooperate.
    For couples who have divorced amicably and want to continue to work together to share responsibility, co-parenting is a popular post-separation parenting method.
    What is co-parenting?
    Co-parenting centres on collaboration and openness. It works best for divorced or separated parents who both want to continue to raise their children together, despite no longer being a couple.
    Co-parenting plans are unique to each family. This means co-parents can work together to make decisions that best suit their family’s needs. This amicable approach provides a helpful framework that prioritises the best interests of the children.
    How is co-parenting different to parallel parenting?
    In contrast, parallel parenting intentionally minimises communication and collaboration between separated parents. This technique is particularly helpful in divorces that involve domestic abuse, high-conflict, narcissistic partners, or where co-parenting hasn’t been successful.
    Benefits of co-parenting
    Some benefits of co-parenting include:

    Co-parenting can help children continue to feel supported, loved, and connected to both parents
    By maintaining open and respectful communication with your co-parent you can prioritise your children and their needs
    Establishing clear guidelines for co-parenting responsibilities, such as schedules, holidays, and financial contributions, you can help prevent misunderstandings
    Agreeing routines and rules between both households helps provide stability and consistency for the children.

    Tips from a family coach for successful co-parenting
    Co-parenting is an ongoing process that requires patience, understanding, and mutual co-operation. While it may be challenging at times, there are ways that you and your ex can create a successful co-parenting approach.
    Here, Nichole Farrow, divorce and family coach, shares her top tips for successful co-parenting.
    Finding a way to successfully co-parent is vital for your kids’ development and your own mental wellbeing.
    As a member of a blended family, I have witnessed firsthand the impact of painful divorces and feuding parents, which throw a long shadow over family events and future generations.
    As separated parents, it is your responsibility to find a way to co-parent for the sake of your children, and for your own good. After all, your ex isn’t going away.
    With this in mind, here are my top 7 tips on how to co-parent successfully:
    Break your news together
    Start as you mean to go on and break the news of your split together. This shows them right from the start that you are both still there for them. Don’t underestimate how much of an impact this will have on your children. This is almost certainly the most difficult thing they will ever have had to cope with.
    Let it go
    Whatever the reasons for your divorce are, and whoever you feel is to blame, let it go. The person your resentment truly harms is you. You are wasting vital energy that may be better spent elsewhere.
    Your child is not your emotional crutch
    Do not tell your children about the specifics of your divorce, the reasons for it, or how you feel about it. Instead, make sure you have a support network you can talk to, such as friends, family, or a coach, rather than your children. They are not there to serve as a sounding board for your mental health.
    Be mindful of your language
    Never bad mouth your ex to or in front of your children. This puts your children in an uncomfortable position and may unfairly make your children feel guilty or like they have to choose sides. By criticising your partner you’ll more likely cause your children to think less of you, not your partner, and you never know when your words will come back to bite you.
    Do not make them choose
    Your ex is not your rival. Making your children choose between you both will end badly for everyone and cause your children unnecessary upset. Remember, your children love you both regardless of whether you’re married or not.
    Never use your children to get back at your ex
    The damage this will do is unimaginable. Let them enjoy their childhood rather than weaponising their relationship with their other parent. After all, we are all the products of our environment. Being stuck between two warring parents might impact your childrens’ mental health now, or later in life.
    Your child is not your messenger
    Communicating with your ex directly on all matters is crucial to your success as co-parents. Using your children as a go between undermines you both and your united parenting, and again puts them in an uncomfortable place. Whether you’re sharing useful information about the week ahead, or something more important, you must be the one to let your ex know through your agreed communication methods.
    Nichole Farrow is a leading UK-based divorce coach specialising in family coaching for blended families who want to build a harmonious home life where they can all flourish. Get in touch with Nichole.
    Related links
    What the family court expects from parents

    Effects of divorce on children

    7 tips for co-parenting through the summer

    How to support children through divorce

    The rise in birdnesting after divorce More

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    July Stowe Support roundup

    Stowe Support is a dedicated home for Stowe’s free resources designed to help inform and support anyone with family law concerns.
    With new blogs, guides, podcasts, videos and events shared each month, here’s a handy Stowe Support roundup from the past month in case you missed anything.
    Here’s your monthly roundup of Stowe Support resources in case you missed anything.
    Latest blogs:
    The role of a divorce coach
    What is parental responsibility?
    Can I afford to divorce my partner?
    Who gets the mortgage? The new divorce battleground
    The rise in birdnesting after divorce
    Why Barbie and Ken need a cohabitation agreement
     Watch July’s Stowe talks webinar:
    Stowe talks webinar – Understanding and dealing with coercive control with Dr Emma Katz
    Listen to Stowe talks podcasts on Spotify:
    Our next series of Stowe talks podcast which will be launched soon.
    But you can click to catch up on previous episodes and follow us!

    Stowe Support
    To explore our full range of resources dedicated to helping people with family law matters, visit Stowe Support.
    Here you’ll find a wealth of helpful guides, videos and blogs on divorce and separation, finances, children, domestic abuse, cohabitation, alternative parenting, mediation, as well as support with relationships and wellness. More

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    The rise in birdnesting after divorce

    Amid the cost-of-living crisis divorcing parents are looking at new ways to co-parent and manage finances. A growing number of separated couples are choosing to take turns living in the family home to co-parent their children, in an arrangement known as ‘birdnesting’.
    What is birdnesting?
    While the children continue to live in the family home full time, the divorced parents split their time there on rotation, sharing childcare as well as the costs of running the home.
    Typically couples who are birdnesting alternate between the family home and a second lower-cost home, or even staying with friends or family. In some cases, the second home is also shared by the divorced couple.
    What’s behind the increase?
    Birdnesting’s appeal is largely due to its financial advantages. Firstly, birdnesting avoids the immediate need to sell the family home or buy out their ex-partner. This prevents conflict over who should get to keep the mortgage. In addition, separated couples can reduce their housing and living costs by continuing to share responsibility for them.
    As divorcing couples navigate high mortgage rates and the ongoing cost-of-living crisis at this crucial financial juncture in their lives, concerns about funding two homes from the same financial resources that previously funded one are common.
    That we’re seeing a rise in birdnesting during the current economic climate is no coincidence.
    Other key benefits of birdnesting include consistency and stability for children who continue to live full time in the familiar surroundings of the family home.
    In birdnesting, children also don’t have to regularly move between two homes, and they don’t have to move away from close friends and family, both typical in traditional post-separation living arrangements.
    By maintaining some of the existing structure in their lives, parents can potentially limit the impact of divorce on their children’s wellbeing.
    Those in favour of birdnesting say that it allows parents to absorb the biggest changes brought about by divorce, so the children don’t have to. But critics argue that it can be confusing for children and create a sense of limbo.
    Potential downsides
    Despite its clear benefits birdnesting isn’t always plain sailing.
    Challenges can include handling shared finances post-separation, and practical matters like the day-to-day running and upkeep of the home.
    Although aimed at providing consistency to support children through divorce and beyond, birdnesting can be confusing for some children.
    And while you and your ex have chosen to go your separate ways, birdnesting might prevent emotional closure or the freedom you need to move forward.
    Birdnesting FAQs
    Stowe Partner, Bristol-based Joanna Newton, has answered a range of FAQs about birdnesting, to help separating and divorcing parents.
    Why is birdnesting a good idea for some families? 
    Birdnesting works well for families with limited financial resources that will not cover maintaining two family homes that meet the needs of them and their children.
    However, it is a complicated process with lots of moving parts, so is better suited to couples where there is good communication, mutual respect, an equal balance of power, particularly around parenting decisions and clear boundaries.
    What are the benefits of birdnesting? 
    Birdnesting offers children stability in what can otherwise be an unsettling time for them. By keeping the children based solely at the family home, they maintain a consistent routine and structure, and do not have to be uprooted or frequently packing and travelling between two houses.
    Financially, maintaining the family home and finding a secondary, cheaper accommodation option, for example a small rental flat or staying with friends or family, reduces the pressure to cover the cost of running two homes suitable for the family.
    It also allows couples to keep the family home as an asset and build upon any equity in the property. Although, this does mean the couple remain financially tied for longer.
    Why are we seeing an increase in birdnesting as a way to share care of children? 
    As the cost of living crisis deepens, particularly spiralling interest rates and mortgage costs, taking the income used to cover one household and having to stretch to cover two households is becoming increasingly challenging for families.
    Birdnesting removes the need to source two properties suitable to meet both parents and the children’s needs – including staying close to work, nurseries and schools – helping reduce the financial implications of a separation.
    There is the option for couples to remain in the family home together just until they can generate more income or mortgage rates level out and living costs drop. However, this can be challenging and parents must consider the impact of tension and an unhappy home environment on the children.
    What are the legal considerations and implications? 
    Birdnesting does not require any legal involvement. However, there are implications to consider, including financial arrangements and finalising the care of the children.
    Even if both parties agree to birdnesting, they also need to agree on a schedule. When will the child or children will be in their care? Parents can draw up a parenting plan, or in some cases a formal child arrangements order approved by the court.
    There are also various financial implications to consider:

    How will the family home be paid for?
    Who will pay what?
    How will the additional homes and their running costs be covered?
    How long should the property be used for birdnesting?
    How will any equity be split when you eventually sell the house?

    To ensure success, it is important that you consider all matters and agreed from the beginning.
    Birdnesting can also mean that couples remain financially tied together, potentially for a long time, and prevent them from achieving a ‘clean break’.
    What does the family court think of birdnesting as an option? 
    There is limited information about how the family court views birdnesting.
    However, the main consideration of the court will be the children’s best interests and welfare, and whether birdnesting could potentially cause them to be exposed to a risk of harm.
    If you have two parents who are amicable, can work together, and co-parent for the benefit of their children, then the court will consider birdnesting a viable option.
    When does birdnesting not work?
    Birdnesting success relies on a healthy and amicable relationship between two parents.
    If it was an acrimonious split or the relationship involved domestic abuse, then birdnesting is not suitable. In these cases, birdnesting would be harmful and detrimental to the wellbeing of the children and the survivor of abuse.
    It may also cause confusion for the children, as they may question whether their parents have split or provide false hope that parents will get back together.
    Financially, it keeps a couple tied together far longer than they normally would be after divorce.
    Finally, birdnesting can appear straightforward, but the reality is it can be a relatively complicated arrangement that will require careful negotiation, and equal motivation to make it work in practical terms.
    What can help birdnesting work? 
    The success of birdnesting lies with the parents of the children working together and putting in clear and consistent boundaries on a wide range of issues, from parenting and finances, to running and maintaining the home.
    Drawing up a birdnesting agreement that sets out a parenting plan, how financial commitments will be shared, who will be responsible for what in the home, the additional shared accommodation, and what will happen to assets and equity once the house is sold, will all help.
    While not legally binding, it will create clear boundaries and a set of ground rules for both parents to stick to.
    As with any mutual agreement about children and finances after divorce, legal advice is always advisable.
    Useful links
    Can I afford to divorce my partner?
    Mortgages after divorce
    Property and divorce – what happens to the family home? More

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    Can I contest a divorce?

    Respondents no longer have the ability to contest a divorce. However, they can still contest the divorce application on some legal grounds.
    Can I contest a divorce?
    Since new divorce laws were introduced in April 2022, it is no longer possible to contest a divorce.
    If your husband or wife filed for a divorce or civil partnership dissolution on or after April 6th 2022, you can only contest the divorce in exceptional legal circumstances. These include:

    Jurisdiction – if you of your partner live in another country, the courts in England and Wales may not be handle your application.
    If you can prove that the marriage or civil partnership was never valid. For example, if the marriage/civil partnership was not conducted in accordance with the laws of the country in which you married, meaning you did not enter into a legally legitimate marriage/civil partnership.
    If the marriage/civil partnership has already legally ended. For example, if you’ve already gone through divorce proceedings in another country.

    If any of the reasons for contesting a divorce apply, you will need to file a response to the application explaining your reason for disputing the proceedings.
    It is highly recommended you seek legal advice before responding to the divorce application.
    Can I disagree with an application without contesting the divorce?
    No. The only ground for divorce is that one or both parties believe the marriage has irretrievably broken down. No other facts have a bearing on the divorce process or outcome. As there are no longer any accusations of blame to challenge, any disagreement is irrelevant in UK divorce law.
    How do I respond to a divorce application?
    If your spouse has applied for divorce as a sole applicant, the court will send you (the respondent) a copy of the application by email, along with a follow-up letter. The email will include, the completed divorce application, the Notice of Proceedings, and the Acknowledgment of Service.
    You will need to complete and return the Acknowledgment of Service to the court within 14 days of receipt of the application. To ensure you begin the process smoothly, your divorce solicitor can assist you with completing this document before it’s filed with the court.
    How long does a divorce take?
    On average, a divorce takes six-eight months.
    Within the process, there are two compulsory waiting periods:

    A 20-week cooling-off period after the court has issued the application before the conditional order can be granted.
    A 6-week waiting period until you can apply to the court for a final order.

    Furthermore, a lack of cooperation by one side, complicated financial concerns and/or child arrangements, and delays at divorce centres and family courts can all contribute to the length of a divorce.
    Typically, it takes around a year to end a marriage and get a financial settlement.
    What about any financial issues or child arrangements?
    The process of divorce simply ends the marriage contract. Divorce does not resolve financial matters or child arrangements. These must be resolved separately. We recommend you take legal advice as early as possible to ensure that you achieve a fair outcome.
    To make financial agreements legally binding, you must record them in a consent order that the court must approve.
    How do we reach a financial settlement?
    Ideally you and your ex-spouse will be able to discuss finances and negotiate a settlement between you. We recommend that you seek advice from a family lawyer to ensure that the agreement you reach doesn’t disadvantage you.
    However if you need support with working towards a financial agreement, there are options including solicitor-led negotiation, mediation, collaborative family law or arbitration. Each of these options allow you and your ex-partner to retain control of the outcome and stay out of the family courts.
    However, for some negotiation is not possible and mutual agreements simply cannot be reached. In cases like these you will need to make an application for a financial order to the court. This means a judge will consider all the facts of your case and make a decision on your behalf. Once a decision has been reached, the financial order is legally binding and remains valid unless you or your ex apply to the court for an amendment.
    Clean break order
    If you are divorcing and have no assets to divide, or financial commitments towards each other, you can cut financial ties between you and your ex-spouse by applying for a clean break order. A clean break order is a legally binding financial settlement agreed by both parties that prevents future financial claims against each other, including pensions, inheritance, or windfalls such as lottery wins.
    Do I need legal advice for my divorce?
    It is vital that you get expert legal advice from a family lawyer who will guide you through the divorce process and establish the best course of action for you. By speaking with our experienced family solicitors as early as possible, you can ensure that your interests are safeguarded from the outset.
    Useful links
    A guide to the divorce process
    Where do I start? A beginners guide to divorce
    Can you revisit a clean break order? More

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    No-fault divorce, one year on

    It’s one year since we welcomed the arrival of no-fault divorce in England and Wales (6th April 2022).
    As the biggest change to divorce law for decades, the advent of the no-fault process transformed divorce, separation, and civil partnership dissolution by removing the legal requirement for blame.
    For the past year, couples have been able to file for divorce without accepting fault or assigning blame to their partner, and without fabricating a reason where they don’t naturally fit into the five previously accepted grounds for divorce.
    No-fault divorce also removed the ability to contest a divorce.
    What was it like to divorce before no-fault divorce?
    Previously, irrespective of the reasons for divorce or the personal circumstances of a couple, there was a legal requirement to attribute blame to only one party, if they wanted to divorce in less than two years.
    The five reasons, or grounds, for divorce included unreasonable behaviour, adultery, separation after two years with consent, separation after 5 years without consent, or desertion.
    Why was no-fault divorce was introduced?
    Having to distil events into one crystallised reason and assign blame to only one party was unproductive for separating couples at best and frequently destroyed what was left of the relationship.
    Instead of conflict and stress, no-fault divorce paved the way for amicable collaboration, easing negotiations and reducing the overall mental health impact of divorce. It means that parties can find a way to move forward while focusing on the important issues, such as children, finances, and property.
    In addition, removing the ability to contest a divorce removed potential barriers for victim-survivors of domestic abuse, and those trapped in controlling relationships.
    Reflections on no-fault divorce one year on
    While no-fault divorce is a step forward that’s hugely benefited some, we must also consider the negative impact it has had on many couples going through the divorce process.
    No-fault divorce has removed the sometimes cathartic and understandable desire to blame. This has left some people frustrated. For example, if one party files for divorce following their partner’s infidelity, there is no longer a formal acknowledgement of their ex-partner’s misconduct or a way to hold them accountable for their actions. Whether divorce is a result of serious and sustained wrongdoing, or simply the result of growing apart, the divorce process is the same.
    Now, with no-fault divorce, it’s not essential to share the reason for the marital breakdown. However, as family lawyers we sometimes see that because this emotional line hasn’t been drawn at the outset, it can muddy the waters later in the divorce journey. Without an official vent, suppressed frustration about the cause of the divorce can occur. For many, tensions start running high later in the proceedings, creating further animosity and lengthier arguments over the practical elements of the divorce, such as dividing up assets and agreeing child arrangements.
    We must remember that most people going through a divorce are looking at matters through an emotional lens, rather than from a purely rational perspective. So, while no-fault divorce has certainly been a welcome change that has helped many couples to separate amicably, there is a flip side that should be acknowledged to help mitigate animosity further down the line.
    Useful links
    No-fault divorce has arrived
    The no-fault divorce process
    A complete guide to no-fault divorce
    How no-fault divorce impacted victims of domestic abuse More