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

Friday, April 26, 2013

Divorce in North Carolina

From the Charlotte Observer:

A pair of Republican lawmakers want to make it harder to get a divorce in North Carolina by making estranged couples wait longer and go to counseling.

The Healthy Marriage Act would extend to two years the current one-year waiting period in order for a divorce to be finalized. During that time, the couple would have to complete courses on improving their communications skills and learning better conflict resolution techniques.

Couples who have children would have to take at least a four-hour class on the effect of divorce on children.

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