Ministers could fast-track reforms to create no-fault divorce this week despite growing unease among at least a dozen backbench MPs.
The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill is set for its second reading in the Commons today and The Times understands that ministers are keen to see the legislation receive royal assent as soon as the end of this week.
The proposed legislation was drafted after a campaign by The Times and the Marriage Foundation and has gathered wide support in parliament.
Specialist lawyers also broadly back the reform, arguing that the present system creates unnecessary hostility between divorcing spouses by forcing them to apportion blame, which can have a negative effect on children.
It is understood that a group of Tory backbenchers could rebel during
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