9 April 2019

Head of Family, Jo Edwards welcomes the government’s announcement about no fault divorce

On 9 April, news broke that the government plans to legislate for no fault divorce, following almost 30 years of campaigning by Resolution and other family law organisations, as well as the judiciary, the Times, the Marriage Foundation and others. Jo Edwards, Head of Forsters' Family team, welcomed the news, which will create a less confrontational, more child-centred system for separating couples.

Jo had a busy day of media, doing live interviews on the BBC News Channel and Radio 4 Woman’s Hour (starting at 10:37), Radio 5 Live and BBC Radio Berkshire, as well as pre-recorded interviews for the ITV news channels, Channel 5 news and BBC Radio Sussex.  She was also quoted extensively in the print media, including in the Guardian, Telegraph, Daily Mail, This is Money, and Evening Standard; plus in a Press Association article which was syndicated to other publications nationwide and internationally as far afield as the US, India and Japan.

Government announces that No Fault Divorce will become law on 6 April 2022

After what seems like a very long journey, and much campaigning over the years, it seems like the wait will be finally over on 6 April 2022.

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