The term has little significance in modern society. It simple means that a person is permitted to get a divorce without proving that the other party is “at fault.” Many years ago, a person did not have the right to get a divorce. In order to get a divorce they had to prove in Court that their spouse did something wrong that warranted a divorce under the law. That no longer exists today. A person simply needs to state that in their opinion the marriage has broken down, and can’t be fixed. This means that anyone can get a divorce at any time if they so choose.