“Divorce law should be understandable and respected. It is pre-eminently a branch of law that is liable to affect everyone, if not directly at any rate indirectly. Unless its principles are such as can be understood and respected, it cannot achieve its main objectives. If it is thought to be hypocritical or otherwise unworthy of respect, it will not only fail to achieve those objectives but may bring the whole of the administration of justice into disrespect”.
Evaluate this statement in the light of the current law on divorce as contained in section 1 of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 (as amended).