THE DIRECTION OF DIVORCE REFORM IN CALIFORNIA: FROM FAULT TO NO-FAULT . . . AND BACK AGAIN? Prepared by Donna S. Hershkowitz and Drew R. Liebert Counsel, Assembly Judiciary Committee California State Legislature “The time has come to acknowledge that our present social and legal procedures for dealing with divorce are no longer adequate.” -- Governor Edmund G. Brown, Sr., 1966, explaining his support of no-fault divorce reforms.