The Government has announced that the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill will re-enter Parliament. 

The purpose of the bill is to reduce conflict upon separation. This means that if the bill becomes law it will allow either one or both spouses to state that the marriage has broken down irretrievably without the need to cite the other party's behaviour or adultery. It will also mean that couples who wish to divorce amicably will no longer need to wait for 2 years to divorce by consent. 

This is excellent news for separating couples as it means that they will be able to divorce more easily and without the need to blame the other party. Reduction of conflict and confrontation is particularly important where a couple will continue to co-parent children in the future.