A Ten Minute Motion on the case for introducing no fault divorce will be debated in the House of Commons today (13 October 2015). The motion has been brought by Conservative MP Richard Bacon and is supported by the family lawyers' organisation Resolution. Presently under English law, if a couple want to divorce, then unless they have been separated for at least two years, the only grounds they can rely on are 'adultery' or 'unreasonable behaviour'. This can have the effect of antagonising and polarising the parties early on in the separation process, which can make it so much harder to tackle issues such as arrangements for children and finances. The hope with introducing the no fault option is that it will encourage a more non-confrontational approach, thereby enabling the parties to move on much more amicably.
Conservative Richard Bacon presents a ten minute rule bill to introduce "No-Fault" divorce