Sunday, April 29, 2007

Unilateral divorce

There appears to be a shift from the term "no-fault divorce" to "unilateral divorce", as in NY Times articles here and by Tyler Cowen and Isobel Coleman.

I am not sure what the reason is for the shift, but the term "no fault" is indeed very misleading. The divorce court does not consider fault for purpose of dissolving the marriage or dividing the assets, but it certainly does consider fault for matters of child custody and support. When a child is involved, the courts can spends years scrutinizing the most trivial of faults.


Anonymous said...

This is the first comment you have received on this blog for quite some time. I'm sure that you saw there was a comment, and got yourself real excited before looking at it.

Unfortunately, I'm just here to tell you that you're wasting your time with this "blog" - nobody cares what you think.

MacDuff said...

You seem to have upset somebody!!