Getting divorced is a sad, stressful time. But it is often exacerbated by an outdated, farcical system that forces couples to pick sides against each other.
50% of divorces involve one partner asserting that the other has committed a ‘fault’ against them. This relic from Victorian times puts a divorce on a conflictual path from the outset, and doesn’t save marriages.
It is time for divorce legislation to be moved into the 21st century by introducing no-fault divorce into the English and Welsh legal system.