Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020


make in relation to marriage and civil partnership in England and Wales provision about divorce, dissolution and separation; and for connected purposes

Government Bill

(Ministry of Justice)

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This bill has received Royal Assent and has become an Act of Parliament

Bill Progession through Parliament

Lords Completed
Commons Completed
Royal Assent

Timeline of Bill Documents and Stages

25/06/2020
Royal Assent (Minutes of Proceedings)
25/06/2020
Royal Assent (Hansard)
25/06/2020
Act of Parliament
Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020 (c. 11)
18/06/2020
Ping Pong (Minutes of Proceedings): House of Lords
18/06/2020
Ping Pong (Hansard): House of Lords
18/06/2020
Public Bill Committee and report stage proceedings: Commons
Committee of the whole House Proceedings as at 17 June 2020 (PDF)
17/06/2020
3rd reading: House of Commons
17/06/2020
Committee: 1st sitting: House of Commons
17/06/2020
Amendment papers
Committee of the whole House Amendments as at 17 June 2020 (PDF)
17/06/2020
Amendment papers
Committee of the whole House Amendments as at 17 June 2020 - large font accessible version (PDF)
16/06/2020
Amendment papers
Notices of Amendments as at 15 June 2020 (PDF)
16/06/2020
Selection of amendments: Commons
Provisional grouping and selection of Amendments by Chairman of Ways and Means (PDF)
15/06/2020
Amendment papers
Notices of Amendments as at 12 June 2020 (PDF)
12/06/2020
Amendment papers
Notices of Amendments as at 11 June 2020 (PDF)
10/06/2020
Amendment papers
Notices of Amendments as at 9 June 2020 (PDF)
08/06/2020
2nd reading: House of Commons
08/06/2020
Programme motion: House of Commons
08/06/2020
Money resolution: House of Commons
25/03/2020
1st reading: House of Commons
25/03/2020
Bills
Bill 125 2019-21, as bought from the Lords
25/03/2020
Bills
Bill 125 2019-21, as bought from the Lords, large print accessible version (PDF)
25/03/2020
Explanatory Notes
Bill 125 EN 2019-21
25/03/2020
Explanatory Notes
Bill 125 EN 2019-21, large print accessible version (PDF)
25/03/2020
Impact Assessments
Impact Assessment from Ministry of Justice (PDF)
25/03/2020
Delegated Powers Memoranda
Delegated Powers Memorandum from Ministry of Justice (PDF)
24/03/2020
3rd reading (Minutes of Proceedings): House of Lords
24/03/2020
3rd reading (Hansard): House of Lords
17/03/2020
Report stage (Minutes of Proceedings): House of Lords
17/03/2020
Report stage (Hansard): House of Lords
17/03/2020
Bills
HL Bill 108 (as amended on Report)
16/03/2020
Amendment papers
HL Bill 2-R-I(Rev) Revised marshalled list for Report (PDF)
13/03/2020
Amendment papers
HL Bill 2-R-I Marshalled list for Report (PDF)
12/03/2020
Impact Assessments
Impact Assessment: Reducing Family Conflict – Reform of the Legal Requirements for Divorce (PDF)
12/03/2020
Amendment papers
HL Bill 2-R(c) Amendments for Report (PDF)
12/03/2020
Amendment papers
HL Bill 2-R Running list of amendments (PDF)
10/03/2020
Amendment papers
HL Bill 2-R(b) Amendments for Report (PDF)
09/03/2020
Amendment papers
HL Bill 2-R(a) Amendments for Report (PDF)
03/03/2020
Committee: 1st sitting (Minutes of Proceedings): House of Lords
03/03/2020
Committee: 1st sitting (Hansard): House of Lords
03/03/2020
Committee: 1st sitting (Hansard - continued): House of Lords
02/03/2020
Amendment papers
HL Bill 2-I(Rev) Revised marshalled list for Committee (PDF)
28/02/2020
Amendment papers
HL Bill 2-I Marshalled list for Committee (PDF)
25/02/2020
Amendment papers
HL Bill 2(e) Amendments for Committee (PDF)
20/02/2020
Amendment papers
HL Bill 2(d) Amendment for Committee (PDF)
17/02/2020
Amendment papers
HL Bill 2(c) Amendments for Committee (PDF)
12/02/2020
Amendment papers
HL Bill 2(b) Amendments for Committee (PDF)
06/02/2020
Amendment papers
HL Bill 2(a) Amendment for Committee (PDF)
05/02/2020
2nd reading (Minutes of Proceedings): House of Lords
05/02/2020
2nd reading (Hansard): House of Lords
22/01/2020
Library Notes
Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill [HL]: Briefing for Lords Stages
08/01/2020
Delegated Powers Memoranda
Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill [HL]: Delegated Powers Memorandum (PDF)
07/01/2020
1st reading (Minutes of Proceedings): House of Lords
07/01/2020
1st reading (Hansard): House of Lords
07/01/2020
Bills
HL Bill 2 (as introduced)
07/01/2020
Explanatory Notes
HL Bill 2 Explanatory Notes