I could not allow this momentous change to our divorce law which will enable couples to divorce without blame without comment. I am one of many who have campaigned for years for this long overdue change to our 1973 divorce laws.
It will help couples deal with the emotional trauma of divorce away from the legal process, with professionals such as counsellors or family consultants who are trained to help work through these powerful emotions .
It will help children as they will not be caught up in the middle of disputes about which parent is at fault. They will not need to know why their parents are separating which will allow them to concentrate on living their childhood and adapting to the changes in their family circumstances with parents who are not focused on negative emotions which can be harboured through continuing anger and blame.
It will save legal fees because there will be no need for detailed discussion about who is at fault and the huge upset this brings. This means that family lawyers can focus on the process of divorce rather than disputes about the reasons for the end of the relationship.
It will focus the mind on what is important in moving forward. It can also help couples focus on the good things which have come out of their time together, rather than just what went wrong and who is at fault for this.
It will not make divorce easier. It will just avoid some of the additional pain of divorce which can only be a good thing in my eyes.