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Sarah Anticoni quoted in PA Media ahead of No-Fault Divorce Law implementation in the UK

According to PA Media, campaigners have heralded the biggest shake-up of divorce law in half a century as a "hallelujah moment" for couples wishing to split amicably.

From 6 April 2022, married couples in England and Wales will be able to start proceedings without apportioning blame as no-fault divorce legislation comes into force.

Experts warned that the move could bring some unintended consequences.

The minimum 20-week wait "will irritate many", warns Sarah Anticoni, partner at Charles Russell Speechlys.

 She added: "Divorce lawyers have rightly spent years lobbying for the end of the often-toxic 'blame game'.

 "However, if couples no longer articulate the demise of their marriage in this way, it is unclear where the feelings of loss, grief and anger will manifest themselves.

 "This may need to be addressed through other services, including counselling."

PA Media (formally the Press Association) first published Sarah's comments, and her comments have since been syndicated to the Evening StandardThe IndependentDaily Mail and over 200 regional titles.

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