The case of Owens v Owens 2017 has highlighted the pitfalls of the fact of unreasonable behaviour in divorce proceedings. The Court refused to grant Mrs Owens a decree of divorce. The Petition was issued on the ground that the marriage had broken down irretrievably due to the fact of Mr Owen's behaviour. The Court did not accept the Petition applying the law as it stands. Until there is reform by introducing no fault divorce, there is no choice but to apply the current law. Petitions, therefore need to be completed carefully!