Divorce prevention plan advises time, talk

Cheryl Wetzstein, The Washington Times, 10/23/2011

"We are suggesting some modest reforms because we believe that there are preventable divorces, and that children are most harmed by those divorces that are preventable," said William J. Doherty, family social science professor at the University of Minnesota. The goal is to "give a second chance" to couples who desire it, said retired Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice Leah Ward Sears, co-author of the Second Chances Act with Mr. Doherty. It is not designed to end divorce or no-fault divorce, she said. However, the American public "wants more speedbumps on the road to divorce," especially if minor children are in the home.

Subjects: African-American Marriage, Marriage, Divorce


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