Modern divorce is a sad comedy By Matt Byrne 11 March 2013 00:00 17 December 2015 14:27 Sign in or register to continue reading. It's FREE Sign in Email Password Keep me logged in Forgot your password? Not registered? It's FREE! Register now Register with The Lawyer Jon Armstrong 11 March 2013 at 11:56 I am a family solicitor and I could not agree more. Fault-based divorce just adds additional hostility and cost to a toxic situation and damages a couple’s ability to work together to resolve financial and children issues. That is why I have started an e-petition to push for divorce reform here: http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/43000. Please sign it. Reply Link Nigel C Winter 12 April 2013 at 15:30 Agreed Philippa – and then to add insult to injury one party claims costs off the other! Reply Link Name Email Cancel reply Threaded commenting powered by interconnect/it code.