The relationship soured and Appel sought a no-fault divorce
In this country, we don't have no-fault divorce
or irreconcilable differences unless a couple have been separated for two years.
For clarity, divorce advocates in the Philippines may say that what they want is a no-fault divorce
Public policy, however, moved in the opposite direction, with 49 states adopting no-fault divorce
laws by 1985.
cleared the way for couples who could demonstrate no specific act worthy of having a third party declare their marriages to be over to nonetheless end the marriage simply by agreeing to do so and signing the necessary legal documents.
She also drafted the no-fault divorce
law and the Baker Act.
The bill, which reduces the waiting period for a unilateral, no-fault divorce
in Pennsylvania from two years to one year, was signed into law by Gov.
Notwithstanding that cautionary note, this precise thing happened when California pioneered no-fault divorce
85) In Boston, one couple even went to court to sue for the right to a no-fault divorce
Developments and new approaches in family law that are relevant to our discussion include matters such as: divorce without fault but by demand--a relationship terminable at-will; removal of fault as a relevant factor in divorce proceedings; modern theoretical bases for joint property such as the values of labor, reward for work, morality and equality; societal perceptions of the family unit; the realization that the no-fault divorce
revolution was detrimental to the family unit; disappointment in tort law as a means for responding to harm resulting from extramarital relationships, and more.
California was the first state to pass a no-fault divorce
statute in 1969.
Just as the adoption of no-fault divorce
facilitated the private ordering of divorce disputes, so too has the endorsement of postdivorce coparenting as a legal norm helped mediation and collaboration replace adjudication and adversary negotiation as the preferred means of resolving custody disputes between divorcing and separating parents.