UPDATING THE BRAKING MECHANISMS IN NO-FAULT DIVORCE LAWS:


A PROPOSAL FOR AN EARLY WARNING/PREVENTION SYSTEM FOR DIVORCE



By John Crouch, JD, with Richard Beaulieu

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The Abstract of the Study

Contents:
No-fault divorce - the original vision
No-fault divorce now
What the Counseling Periods Act does
Exceptions
Marriage education, counseling in the Act
Mutual Consent
Core text of Counseling Periods Act

Appendices:
A sample Early Warning and Prevention Notice.
Introduction to the Marriage and Divorce Counseling Pd Act
The Full Text of The Marriage and Divorce Counseling Period Act

No-fault divorce - the original vision:
No-fault divorce now:
What the Counseling Periods Act does: Exceptions: Counseling Period NOT required after: Marriage education, counseling in the Act:
Mutual Consent in the Act:
Core text of Counseling Periods Act

I. CONSIDERATION AND COUNSELING PERIOD BEFORE DIVORCE

A. No one may ask a court for a divorce until after a Counseling and Consideration Period

B. The Counseling and Consideration Period is two years, minus six months for each of the following circumstances:
C. The Counseling and Consideration Period begins when one spouse delivers a Marriage Help Request Notice to the other spouse.



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