October 26, 2009
Fun for your Monday morning - Will California Soon Ban Divorce?
The Los Angeles Times reports on a proposed constitutional amendment to ban divorce.
California Secretary of State Debra Bowen today authorized the backer of an initiative that would ban divorce to begin collecting signatures to put the proposed constitutional amendment before voters.
John Marcotte now has until March 22, 2010, to collect 694,354 signatures of registered voters in order to get the measure on the ballot next year. The proposal would change the California Constitution to "eliminate the ability of married couples to get divorced in California."
Couples could still get their marriages annulled under the proposal.
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Does tough economic times place extra strain on ones marriage? Some experts are saying, “yes”.
Counselors and therapists report business is up, due to our poor economy; moreover, some Orange County divorce attorneys say their phones have also been ringing of the hook with many queries.
The current divorce rate in the United States is 3.6 out of every thousand people.
Attorney Bettina Yanez Esq. Senior partner of her Orange County family law firm, Yanez & Montes, LLP, says divorce proceedings are always difficult for all parties involved.
Generally during December with the holidays, people are unwilling to initiate or begin a divorce; however, the 2009 holiday’s did not experience a decline.
The Orange County divorce attorney says the slow economy and the issues that arise with it could be to blame for increase in marital disagreements.
We all know that money issues contribute to stress, but with the housing market in peril, people losing their jobs; hence, now marriage seems be more delicate then the norm.
Posted by: Yanez & Montes | Jun 28, 2010 11:33:37 AM