On the 50th Anniversary of No-Fault Divorce

By Beverly Willett

Until sued for divorce, many spouses have no idea they can be divorced without cause and against their will.

I’m a lawyer and I, too, was in the dark right up until my husband left. So why is this violation of the U.S. Constitution that has shattered innocent lives not on the agenda of any candidate running for high office?

Fifty years ago this summer in 1969, California Governor Ronald Reagan signed the first no-fault divorce statute into law. Since then, all states have enacted similar legislation. Despite early applause from lawmakers that these laws would serve couples, they have negatively altered the landscape of marriage and family in the United States and violated the U.S. Constitution. [Read the rest of the article here.

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