For too long, America has suffered the negative consequences of having the highest divorce rate in the industrial world. The price paid for hundreds of thousands of unnecessary divorces each year has proved to be devastating not only for divorced women and men, but particularly for our nation’s children.
Indeed, in the last 40 years, approximately 40 million children have become the casualties of broken homes. The cost to our economy and the fabric of our culture has also been tremendous. Since no-fault divorce laws were enacted, there has been no serious attempt to reform our divorce laws.
Co-Chairman Coalition for Divorce Reform, Chris Gersten is the former Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Administration for Children and Families, Department of Health and Human Services, 2001-2005.
Co-Chairman Coalition for Divorce Reform, Beverly Willett is a lawyer and author who writes for many national publications.