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Over the last 40 years, the divorce rate has skyrocketed, in part attributed to no-fault divorces and the larger group of marriageable people. Many sociologists blame the boomer demographic for the attitude changes regarding marriage stemming from the willingness to test boundaries more than previous generations.
Greater divorce rates are simply, according to some observers, the response to a change in principles compared to older generations. In the past, couples often chose to stay together for the kids, believing keeping the family core intact was more important than individual happiness, but times have changed.
Feuding parents are more likely than in the past to consider divorce, often believing exposing children to the conflict will negatively affect them. Some scholars, however, are claiming that divorce might not be the answer.
Recent studies indicate children who live in “low-conflict” families with married parents that are between being immensely happy and homicidal may actually end up being better adjusted than children of amicable divorces. The study results imply an intact family will always be better than a split one, excluding extremes, but other experts dismisses these claims as unsubstantiated.
The Department of Homeland Security does have laws providing specific protections for women involved in abusive relationships, and regardless of how the studies are interpreted they do not include violent relationships. Divorce laws vary from state to state. For more information on divorce laws, please contact us to confer with a divorce attorney.