Just a short hop across the channel, the French government are about to start debating a change in the law to allow couples to divorce without judicial intervention. If the bill goes through, couples  who mutually agree to go their separate ways will no longer need to appear in front of a Judge. With endless cries across the English legal profession for a move to 'no fault' divorce, our eyes will be firmly fixed on this debate. All previous attempts to change the law here have failed: it seems impossible to throw off the old narrative of 'divorce must never be too easy'. As if making divorce quicker, less painful, less costly, and most importantly, less damaging to any children of the marriage would be the end of society as we know it!