Unformatted text preview: Surprising since admissions are generally higher for females “No Fault” Divorce The reason divorce increased – the legal system changed. Why so strongly endorsed? Because past system was adversary system – required one to bring charges against other. Required court battle, resulting in fighting (even if they had been civil before). Good example: movie “Kramer vs. Kramer”. Money and custody of children become pawns in battle. Also many tried to get around stiff laws in one state by going to another. California began “no fault” divorce in 1970: Equal division of property Mutual agreement (not one accusing other) Support based upon ability to pay Custody decided in interests of child Family court – emphasis upon “cooling off” and marriage counseling. All or nearly all now have some form of no fault alternative....
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- Fall '10
- marriages, Higher admission rate, High emotional costs, older marriages