Family Law Prof Blog

Editor: Margaret Ryznare
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Sexless Year as Grounds for Divorce?

A Maryland lawmaker is backing legislation that would allow couples who have lived together but have not had sex for a year to skirt the state's one-year waiting period for no-fault divorce.  Yes, you read that correctly.  I thought it was a joke too until I read the bill.

Simmons said it would ease the initial financial burden for couples -- especially those with children -- because they could remain in the same house during the year-long waiting period.

Read the bill here, more news coverage here, or humorous blog commentary on this "hump or dump" legislation here.


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