Currently the only ground for divorce in England and Wales is irretrievable breakdown of the marriage and there are five different ways to prove this. Three of which suggest that one party is to blame for the marriage. If the parties separate amicably and ‘go their separate ways’ their only option currently is to base the divorce on a separation period of two years (with consent of the other party) or five years (no consent required). They can, of course, agree some examples of unreasonable behaviour in order to proceed without delay, but this undermines the divorce process. The ‘no fault divorce’ has been introduced by Richard Bacon MP and is waiting for the second reading on 11 March 2016. The Bill will enable couples to divorce without laying blame on the party.