Written evidence submitted to the Public Bill Committee examining the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill

Written evidence submitted to the Public Bill Committee examining the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill

Posted by on Aug 13, 2019 in News

The Law Society has published its written evidence submitted to the Public Bill Committee examining the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill.

Progress of the Bill 404 - Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dates for all stages of the passage of the Bill, including links to the debates.

Stage Date
1st reading: House of Commons 1st reading: House of Commons (no debate) 13.06.2019
2nd reading: House of Commons 2nd reading: House of Commons 25 June, 2019 25.06.2019
Money resolution: House of Commons Money resolution: House of Commons 25 June, 2019 25.06.2019
Programme motion: House of Commons Programme motion: House of Commons 25 June, 2019 25.06.2019
Committee Debates: compilation pdf of sitting so far: House of Commons Committee Debates: compilation pdf of sitting so far: House of Commons 2 July, 2019 02.07.2019
Committee Debate: 1st sitting: House of Commons Committee Debate: 1st sitting: House of Commons 2 July, 2019 (1) (2) 02.07.2019
Committee Debate: 2nd sitting: House of Commons Committee Debate: 2nd sitting: House of Commons 2 July, 2019 (1) (2) 02.07.2019
3rd reading: House of Commons 3rd reading: House of Commons Date to be announced
Report stage: House of Commons Report stage: House of Commons Date to be announced

 

EXPLANATORY NOTES

Explanatory notes to the Public Bill, prepared by the Ministry of Justice, are published separately
as Bill 404—EN.

 

EUROPEAN CONVENTION ON HUMAN RIGHTS

Secretary David Gauke has made the following statement under section 19(1)(a) of the
Human Rights Act 1998:

In my view the provisions of the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill are compatible
with the Convention rights.

 

CONTENTS

Divorce and judicial separation

  1. Divorce: removal of requirement to establish facts etc
  2. Judicial separation: removal of factual grounds

Civil partnership: dissolution and separation

  1. Dissolution: removal of requirement to establish facts
  2. Dissolution orders: time limits
  3. Separation: removal of factual grounds

General

  1. Minor and consequential amendments
  2. Extent
  3. Commencement and transitional provision
  4. Short title

Schedule — Minor and consequential amendments

  1.  Part 1 — Amendments to the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973
  2.  Part 2 — Amendments to the Civil Partnership Act 2004
  3.  Part 3 — Amendments to other Acts

 

For updates as to progress check the UK Parliament website.

 

Proposed no Fault Divorce, Dissolution and Separation bill