The Government has announced today that as soon as there is time in Parliament, a bill will be introduced to change the law on how couples divorce. At present, anyone wanting a divorce has to show that there has been an irretrievable breakdown in the marriage by using one of five grounds. The most common are the other person’s adultery or their “unreasonable” behaviour. This means that before they even start, couples are faced with the need to blame the other person. That then sets the tone for everything that follows, making it more difficult to talk about children’s arrangements and money.