By Mike McManus The following is an abbreviated version of my testimony of February 5, 2013 to the Louisiana Marriage Commission. No Fault Divorce Reform I suggest that Louisiana consider two different No Fault Divorce Reform strategies. The first is based on the fact that lengthening the time before a couple can get divorced will […]
A Proposal To Restore Marriage In Louisiana
Couple Divorces Over Mayonnaise Feud: Fact or Fiction?
Written by Beverly Willett Kraft, the purveyor of the cousin of mayonnaise, just announced a contest entitled “Not For Every Relationship.” Entrants must submit 60-second videos answering the question “How Has Miracle Whip Affected Your Relationship?” The $25,000 grand prize winner can use the proceeds for a marriage – or a divorce. While Kraft’s […]
Marriage Saving in Court: Ohio’s Conciliation of Marital Controversies
Written by Kevin Sinech Ohio is a very marriage friendly state. We even have a statute to prove it. Its official title is “Ohio Revised Code (ORC), Title 31. Domestic Relations – Children, Chapter 3117. Conciliation of Marital Controversies.” An entire chapter of the domestic relations code dedicated to saving marriages? A law where […]
Can Some Divorce Really Be Prevented?
Written by Alan Hawkins, Ph.D. Occasionally when I’m talking about the need to reform our divorce laws, some question comes up about whether such a thing as an “unnecessary” or “preventable divorce” actually exists. More than one divorce lawyer has questioned me on this. But the answer is yes. And while I know that […]
Standing Up for Marriage and Family
Written by Beverly Willett Last August, David Patterson, the former Governor of New York, made the biggest mistake of his political career: He signed a bill making New York the 50th and final state to enact no-fault divorce. No matter that New York then had one of the lowest divorce rates in the nation. No matter that for […]