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No Fault Divorce Laws

The Problem With Covenant Marriages and Fault-Based Divorce

Mark Baer | Posted 01.06.2015 | Divorce
Mark Baer

On October 30, 2014, I was contacted by a reporter, who asked if I could explain the Arkansas "covenant marriage" law to them. Among other things, if...

Iowa GOP Lawmakers Try To Curtail Divorce

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley and Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.05.2013 | Politics

UPDATE: 2:37 p.m. -- The Des Moines Register reports that the divorce bill will not advance in the legislature this year: It cleared a subcommitt...

Are Divorcees 'Morally Bankrupt'?

Juliet Jeske | Posted 06.09.2012 | Divorce
Juliet Jeske

Are we supposed to feel like failed people because our partners made it impossible for us to stay in our marriages? Are we emotionally weak or deficient? Are we morally bankrupt?

Does No Fault Divorce Require Fault?

Doug Kepanis | Posted 12.12.2011 | Divorce
Doug Kepanis

It seems that at least one Judge has decided that "no fault" is not "no fault" after all.

Why Doesn't A Spouse's Bad Behavior Matter To A Judge?

Lynn Toler | Posted 10.24.2011 | Divorce
Lynn Toler

You have heard the stories. You may have even lived it. A couple divorces and one side gets, not only injured, but insulted as well. No Fault Divor...

No-Fault Divorce? Maybe Yogi Was Right

Beverly Willett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Beverly Willett

Last summer, former Governor Paterson signed a bill making New York the 50th and final state to enact no-fault divorce.

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...

How Religion Shapes Our Attitudes Toward Divorce

Robert Hughes, Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Robert Hughes, Jr.

Does religion shape our attitudes about divorce? The obvious answer to this question would be, "of course." But what is it about religion that influences divorce?

Welcome to California. No fault, no problem!

Rosa Blasi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Rosa Blasi

Dear Divorce Diary- Why were my school years spent on such seemingly useless mandatory activities such as dissecting frogs, making sense of Algeb...

After the Daily Beast: Saying No to No-Fault

Beverly Willett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Beverly Willett

Roughly 40-50% of married couples will one day be pulled into the vortex of no-fault divorce, if they haven't been already. For many, it will be unforeseen and against their will.

Paterson Likely To Sign No-Fault Divorce Bill | By Kenneth Lovett and Glenn Blain | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

State legislators are making it easier to end a marriage in New York. The Assembly on Thursday night overwhelmingly approved no-fault divorce, allowi...

Divorce, Dodgers Style

Vicki Iovine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Vicki Iovine

Dodgers owner Frank McCourt must have savored like a sugarplum the sensation of firing his wife Jamie as CEO of the team's organization.Who hasn't ever wanted to fire their spouse?