Must someone be responsible for the breakdown of a marriage?  In England and Wales the answer is yes if you want a divorce in anything under two years.

Since last October New York State has been a blame free zone following the introduction of “no fault divorces”.  The consequence, a 12% increase in divorce filings in the following 7 months.

As one (happy) US lawyers put it “the focus is now on the meat and potatoes: financials, assets, custody”.

Time for a change?