On 6th April 2022, the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020 brought a sea change to the divorce process and  to the procedure for dissolving Civil Partnerships. The main change is that all divorces and dissolutions  issued  from that date will be on the basis of no fault, reducing the  potential for conflict. It is no longer  possible to end a marriage or Civil Partnership on the basis of alleging that the other party’s behaviour was unreasonable. Either or both parties can now file for a divorce or dissolution  on the sole  basis of the irretrievable breakdown of the relationship. It is no longer be possible to contest a divorce, except on limited technical grounds such as jurisdiction. Some delays  in the process are built in to give time for reflection but a divorce can be obtained within 6 months.