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Sunday, August 15, 2010

New York on Brink of Becoming Last State to Adopt No-Fault Divorce

Wall St. Journal: Breaking Up Is Hard to Do, by Ilyon Woo:

False confessions, graphic testimony, framed spouses and 'unknown blondes': a history of the difficulty in getting divorced, and how it could now change

In 1961, as cheap, fast Mexican divorces became popular, Marilyn Monroe traveled to Ciudad Juarez to file for divorce from playwright Arthur Miller (above, in happier days).

Unhappy couples in New York have long gone to extremes to throw off the shackles of matrimony—in the worst cases, framing their spouses, producing graphic testimony about affairs, or even confessing to crimes they did not commit. All this will fade into the past if, as expected, Gov. David Paterson signs a bill making New York the last state in the country to adopt unilateral no-fault divorce. . . .

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/reproductive_rights/2010/08/a-history-of-new-yorks-stance-on-divorce-.html

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