The campaign for no fault divorce has been building over the last few years and gathered huge momentum after the Supreme Court's decision in the Owens case last summer. Today, it appears that reform of our current divorce law is finally on it's way.
David Gauke, the Justice Secretary, has confirmed that legislation enacting the reform will be brought in during the next session of Parliament. At the moment it is not known exactly when the legislation will come in to force, and much of the detail is yet to be agreed. However, it is definitely a positive step in the right direction.
It is hoped that the introduction of no fault divorce will help to reduce the acrimony many divorcing couples experience at what is already an emotional time.
The justice secretary, David Gauke, confirmed he will bring in legislation enacting the reform in the next session of parliament, removing the need for separating couples to wait for years or allocate blame for the collapse of their relationship.