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THE DIVORCE COLONY February 16, 2016

Filed under: Divorce And Society,Uncategorized — familyinnocence @ 4:58 pm

” In 1892, the young state of South Dakota was a refuge for divorce seekers. It had among the laxest divorce laws in the country, offering numerous grounds and, more importantly, requiring only 90 days residency to fall under the court’s jurisdiction. Meanwhile, Maggie’s home state of New York had some of the strictest laws, granting absolute divorce only for adultery; some would resort to hiring actresses to play the part of the mistress. In other states, one could sue for a divorce of room and board, which allowed for physical and economic, not marital, separation. South Carolina was stricter still, forbidding it entirely. This hodgepodge of laws created the legally debatable phenomenon of the “foreign divorce,” in which one spouse traveled to a jurisdiction with more favorable laws.”

Interesting piece of history.

 

 

https://read.atavist.com/the-divorce-colony

Source : April White

 

Economic Origins of the No-Fault Divorce Revolution*

” Richard Posner argues that late twentieth-century divorce-law reform rendered marital relationships in the United States increasingly contractual in nature. Chief among such reforms was the no-fault divorce revolution: the widespread switch in states’ legal regimes from fault-based, mutualconsent divorce to no-fault based, unilateral divorce, which swept across America in the 1970s. While a growing literature considers the no-fault divorce revolution’s effects on divorce rates, almost no work considers its causes. Taking Posner’s observation as its starting point, this paper develops testable hypotheses relating to the potential origins of no-fault divorce reforms in the US. ”

Interesting discussion , explores the groups that advocated / opposed and how they benefited.

 

http://www.peterleeson.com/No-Fault.pdf

Source : Peter Leeson and Joshua Pierson

 

Rethinking the ‘problems of black marriage’

Filed under: Future Of The Family,Relationships,Uncategorized — familyinnocence @ 4:30 pm

Interesting read, although I don’t agree with all of her conclusions.

Rethinking the ‘problems of black marriage’

Source: Vicki Larson / OMG Chronicles

 

The problem with single mothers

Filed under: Future Of The Family,Uncategorized,Unforeseen Consequences — familyinnocence @ 4:05 pm

“There has been a lot of hand-wringing about single mothers and the rise of children being born outside of marriage nowadays. About a third of children in the U.S. live with an unmarried parent, according to the Pew Research Center — 34 percent, up from 9 percent in 1960 and 19 percent in 1980. While many of those parents are single, about 4 percent of children live with two cohabiting  parents”

 

Source: OMG Chronicles / Vicki Larson

 

Are women really unhappy?

“Women are more depressed and anxious than men. Why?”

Interesting article…but attributing everything to money  treats the issue as superficial.

 

 

Are women really unhappy?

 

Source : OMG Chronicles

 

10 Totally Unexpected Things You Feel During Divorce

Filed under: Life After Divorce,No Fault Divorce Around The World,Uncategorized — familyinnocence @ 3:37 pm

Below, HuffPost Divorce bloggers share 10 things that caught them off guard when their marriages ended.

 

 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/totally-unexpected-things-you-feel-during-divorce_us_56bcc162e4b0b40245c598fe?ir=Divorce&section=us_divorce&utm_hp_ref=divorce

 

Source: Brittany Wong

 

Court orders release of training documents for judges in child-custody cases February 4, 2016

“A Lancaster County District court has ordered the Nebraska Judicial Branch to release documents on how judges are trained to adjudicate child custody disputes.”

http://journalstar.com/news/local/911/court-orders-release-of-training-documents-for-judges-in-child/article_852562cb-ba9d-5abe-9302-3417a1d7ca2c.html

 

Source: Riley Johnson