The campaign was started in 2017 by Ayesha Vardag, “Britain’s top divorce lawyer”, to lobby for the introduction of ‘no-fault divorce’ in place of the current fault-based system. In her career as a top divorce lawyer she has seen countless couples struggling with divorce laws unfit for modern society.
The campaign seeks to work with lawyers, judges, academics and politicians to rationalise English divorce law. We want a system which acknowledges that the state should not seek to compel people to stay in unhappy marriages, but should create a system which allows adults to end their marriages in a supportive and amicable manner.
The campaign and its supporters have seen how current laws do nothing to support marriage, but instead demonise divorce, making it more difficult and acrimonious than it ever needs to be. These laws have a very real emotional and financial impact on the parties to a divorce and very frequently their children too.
We believe the best way to support families is not to cling to outdated mores, but rather reform divorce in a way which is fit for 21st century society.