The biggest change in divorce law for almost 50 years is on its way.
The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill has made its way through Parliament and is waiting for the final stage of Royal Assent to become an Act of Parliament.
The new law will mean that separating couples will not have to use accusations like unreasonable behaviour or adultery to get divorced. The plan is to try to reduce the impact of conflict on divorcing couples and their children by allowing one or both parties to make a statement of irretrievable breakdown.
However, there is still some work to be done and the Lord Chancellor does not expect the first no fault divorce to be available until at least autumn 2021.