The government has announced the implementation of the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act (the Act), which was due to come into force in October, will be delayed by six months to 6 April 2022 due to technical issues.

Chris Philp, parliamentary under secretary of state at the Home Office and Ministry of Justice, yesterday said the “indicative” autumn timetable the government had been working towards had been “ambitious”. 

He described the delay as “unfortunate” but said it was “essential" government "take the time to get this right”. 

Following changes to the family procedure rules and supporting practice directions, amendments are also required to ...

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