The provisions of the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020 (DDSA 2020) come into effect on 6 April 2022 heralding significant changes to the procedure for applications for matrimonial and civil partnership orders, removing the need to prove fault or...
This Act takes effect from 1/10/21. It expands the definition of “domestic abuse” and introduces further protective powers for victims and children. Also r S80 of the act prohibits charges being made for medical evidence of domestic abuse.
At the beginning of April, the government announced that the new victims code came into force. The code offers more support than previously to victims. The code will help inform the Victims Law which is due to be consulted on.