Government pledges divorce law overhaul

Ms Coles said setting couples against one another in the "blame game" can create a needlessly confrontational approach which not only causes distress for the couple and any children but can also create "needless" financial dramas. 

She added: "Finding fault can raise such bitterness that both people involved seek revenge throughout the rest of the process – including the financial settlement. 

"Of course, the change won’t stop already-furious spouses pledging to take one another to the cleaners, but it means there’s less risk of relatively amicable divorcing couples tipping over into vindictive fury."