6 October 2022

Divorce applications reach decade high: Simon Blain provides comment

Simon Blain, Partner in the Family team, has provided comment in a number of news outlets on the rise in divorce applications following the introduction of the no-fault divorce legislation.

Divorce applications are at the highest level for a decade to which Simon comments “Time will tell whether the increase is sustained, which would suggest that, as some feared, a simplified, online, divorce procedure will lead to higher levels of divorce.

Much more likely is that a combination of a return to normal following the pandemic and well-publicised and popular new legislation meant that people waited for the new legislation before commencing divorce proceedings, leading to a spike as this pent-up demand was released after 6 April.

If that premise is correct, one would expect to see levels of new divorce applications returning to normal over the next two to three quarters.”

The full articles can be read using the below links (some behind a paywall):

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