Tuesday, November 17, 2009

No-Fault Divorce

Here is another discussion from my Sociology class, “Does no-fault divorce increase the likelihood of people getting divorced”? No-fault divorce: “a divorce in which it does not matter who did what to whom that caused the marriage to break down; all that matters is that there is no reasonable prospect of reconciliation”. In my opinion, no-fault divorce does increase the likelihood of people getting divorced. It has contributed to an increase in the divorce rate and it has lessened out culture's commitment to marriage as a social institution and as a contract between two parties. I also think that marriage is not looked at as a lifelong commitment anymore. It is not taken as seriously as it used to be and how it should be. No-fault divorce allows people to rush into a marriage without really knowing the person and get a divorce whenever they get tired of each other. I think it should be harder to get a divorce. However, I also think that it would make it hard for people to get a divorce that are being abused or in a unhealthy marriage. In this case, if people want to get a divorce because they rushed into it or get tired of each other, then it should be much harder for them. People should not have to stay or be forced to stay in an unhealthy or abusive marriage. It should be easier for them to get a divorce if they have proof that they are being abused or that they are in a unhealthy marriage. If they do not have proof, then it should be just as hard for them as it is for the others.
What are your thoughts on no-fault divorce?

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