Friday, February 10, 2017
According to the National Center for Health Statistics, Oklahoma has the third highest divorce rate in the United States. Only Arkansas and Nevada have higher rates of couples ending their marriage.
Dunlap filed House Bill 1277 to address that, he said. The bill, titled the "Fairness in Fault Act," would eliminate the ability for couples in Oklahoma to file for divorce based on incompatibility if there are living minor children of the marriage; the parties have been married 10 years or longer; or if either party files a written objection to the granting of a divorce.
The proposed legislation also eliminates required educational programs for couples who file for incompatibility-based divorce to discuss the impact of divorce on children, since Dunlap's bill would not allow incompatibility divorce if there are minor children.
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