November 16, 2006

Is Divorce too Easy?


I recently learned that U.S. divorce laws back in the day only allowed for divorce if a partner was abusive or unfaithful. The universal checkbox of irreconcilable differences was not an option. While divorces tend to take place at the low-end of a marriage, if obtaining a divorce was harder, would this help some unhappy marriages to have the time to turn around before ending prematurely?

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Illegal to get divorced because of reconcilable differences? That's easy: Get a hooker or punch your wife.

A law is not going to fix it.

Eric Olsen said...

Good point. But, for those couples who contemplate divorce and are not pyschotic enough to hit their spouse or have sex with a stranger, could this perhaps cause them to look towards reconciliation?

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