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Divorce Reform

Permission to Divorce

Margaret Klaw | Posted 06.25.2014 | Divorce
Margaret Klaw

A coalition has developed model legislation for divorce reform which would require that a couple complete a "divorce education curriculum," in addition to clearing other hurdles, before a divorce action can even be filed.

Solving the Problem of Divorce, Have Your Say!

Deborah Moskovitch | Posted 04.01.2014 | Divorce
Deborah Moskovitch

Divorce is one of the most expensive and emotional decisions an individual will ever make. In 2010 the costs of divorce nationally were estimated at $36 billion! The costs to an individual and the family are well beyond the parties involved. Divorce costs everyone.

What Kids Want for New Year's

Beverly Willett | Posted 03.09.2014 | Divorce
Beverly Willett

I'd bet the house (if I still had one) that no kid sitting on Santa's knee this past Christmas wished for mommy and daddy to split up and live in sepa...

First Monday in October

Beverly Willett | Posted 11.30.2013 | Divorce
Beverly Willett

With or without the Supreme Court's blessing, Americans on both sides of the same-sex marriage debate -- even while they deliberate -- can begin the process of healing now by taking the same high road of tolerance parents demand of their children.

Is the Way We Divorce in America About to Change?

Beverly Willett | Posted 06.29.2013 | Divorce
Beverly Willett

For more than four decades, Americans have by and large ignored the devastating consequences of divorce on our nation's families.

Why I'm Fighting For Divorce Reform

Beverly Willett | Posted 01.13.2013 | Divorce
Beverly Willett

The election is over, but our nation remains as divided as ever. In my view, however, the number one problem facing America today is not the deficit or unemployment or health care. It's family instability.

Will Massachusetts' Alimony Laws Be Reformed? | Posted 09.19.2011 | Divorce

BOSTON (AP) - Massachusetts lawmakers are set to take up a bill intended to reform the alimony system in the state. The bill scheduled for debate i...

The Most Pioneering Divorce Reform Effort In 40 Years

Beverly Willett | Posted 04.18.2013 | Divorce
Beverly Willett

America has the highest rate of divorce in the Western world, and the consequences to our nation's families have been devastating.

'Feminists Love Divorce!'

Beverly Willett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Beverly Willett

"If there's one thing feminists love, it's divorce - they consider it liberating." That's just one of the claims Phyllis Schlafly and her co-author S...

When The One Who Got Away Is The One You Left

Beverly Willett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Beverly Willett

It's that time of year again. For regrets, resolving to do better next time, and making mends where amends need making. For many divorcees, the old ...

Pinky Swears are Worthless and Other Lessons Divorce Teaches Our Children Well

Beverly Willett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Beverly Willett

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the release of the Crosby, Stills Nash & Young hit song "Teach Your Children." It's also the 40th anniversary...

Don't Wait For Anything--Except Divorce

Beverly Willett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Beverly Willett

My daughter rolled her eyes when I first told her I might start blogging, her reaction most insightful, as it often is. So many people I know seem ca...

Say 'No' To No-Fault—Again

Beverly Willett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Beverly Willett

I won't accept divorce, ever. Not because I'm still pining away for my ex, which I'm not. Not because I need more mental health counseling because I...