In this country, unless you have been separated for at least two years, you still have to establish either adultery or unreasonable behaviour on the part of your spouse in order to obtain a divorce.

In this interesting piece of research by Resolution, more than a quarter of those who divorced on the basis of unreasonable behaviour admitted that their accusations about their spouses were untrue, and that they made them just to progress the divorce. There has been a renewed call for 'no fault' divorces recently, and this is a good illustration of why the law needs to be reformed.