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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

CO Divorce Waiting Period Proposed

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A state lawmaker who wants to make it more difficult for parents to divorce said he initially had no idea that legislators a decade ago killed a similar proposal dubbed the "Dr. Laura" bill.

Sen. Kevin Lundberg, R-Berthoud, said he believes his proposal stands a better chance because it makes exceptions, such as in cases of domestic violence or sexual abuse.

The bill would require parents who have minor children and are considering divorce to first undergo educational instruction "that tells them how this impacts their children," he said. Then there would be a waiting period before filing for divorce.

"We have made it just too easy to bail out of a marriage," Lundberg said.

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I'm glad to see the exceptions are being written in and I agree with the law maker...the bill will now have a higher likelihood of being passed.

Posted by: Tulsa Divorce Attorneys | Jan 17, 2012 7:16:19 PM

Ii is a good idea to oblige them to pay $25,000 for an up front payment for the both parties to file a divorce.

Posted by: Reylan | Florida labor law posters | Jan 18, 2012 12:04:24 AM

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