England and Wales May Catch Up with the New World

A recent Guardian.com article quoted Sir Nicholas Wall, president of the high court's family division, stating that the time had come to move to "no fault divorces" in England and Wales. Divorce cases in Florida have been "no fault" for years. One of the advantages to such a system is that the parties in a divorce case do not have to spend a great deal of time pointing fingers at the other, and putting each other down. Jurisdictions that require a determination of fault to grant a divorce add one more thing to the already large list of items that need to be negotiated in a divorce case. Thankfully, the Florida legislature has already removed determining who is at fault from family law cases.