Divorce: How Hard should it be to Obtain?

analytical Essay
1769 words
1769 words

Divorce is a word that everyone knows very well, no matter what the age. These days, everyone knows at least one person that has either been in a divorce or whose parents are divorced. Today, about 50% of all marriages end in divorce('No-Fault' Divorce, 2004). Between the time that half of those couples get married and divorced, many of them had children. By 2004, "one in four children lived in single-parent homes"('No-Fault' Divorce, 2004). After the divorce, not only are the adults hurting, but the children are also. Throughout the divorce, the parents are caught up in each other, money, possessions, and their own pain that without even realizing it, their children are hurting too. Adults are becoming more careless and think less about how compatible they are to their partners. Some couples have children shortly after the wedding before they adjust to each other. After their children are born, the real problems start to become more relevant. With new problems surfacing and raising children at the same time, it becomes very difficult and divorce sounds like an answer to the problems. With the current "no-fault" divorce laws in most states, the couples can obtain a divorce without a reason. No fault divorce allows an adult to apply for a divorce without proving that one of the adults has done wrong, like adultery, desertion, drugs, or abuse. No-fault divorce also allows an adult to divorce him/her without his/her consent. No-fault divorce is allowing the divorce rate to rise, therefore there is a need for a different law. The solution to the increasing rate is covenant marriage. Covenant marriage requires couples to take counseling before the divorce and there has to be a fault in order to divorce. Even though divorce is a very... ... middle of paper ... ...est with covenant marriage. Works Cited Covenant Marriages. (1999, May 7). Issues & Controversies On File. Retrieved Jan. 3, 2014, from Issues & Controversies database. Fackrell, T. A., & Hawkins, A. J. Should I keep trying to work it out?. Retrieved from Gately, D., & Schwebel, A. I. (1992). Favorable Outcomes in Children After Parental Divorce. In Taking Sides (Childhood and Society ed., pp. 163-174). Guilford, CT: Dushkin. Jacoby, A. L. (2013, December 17). Survey Personal Divorce Experience Study. Irvin, M. (2012, October 30). 32 shocking divorce statistics. Retrieved from 'No-Fault' Divorce. (2004, Apr. 30). Issues & Controversies On File. Retrieved Jan. 3, 2014, form Issues & Controversies database.

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that children are hurt every day from divorces. they grow up with permanent pain from the separation of lives within the family.
  • Explains that divorce is a terrible thing that has destroyed many families and lives, so why not push the couple to at least try to save some families from the hurt of divorce?
  • Opines that people favor no-fault divorce because it will trap couples and families in bad and abusive relationships because of the fear that something bad will happen if the abuse or bad relationship was reported.
  • Explains that fackrell, t. a., and hawkins, a j. should i keep trying to work it out?
  • Explains gately, d., & schwebel, a. i. favorable outcomes in children after parental divorce.
  • Argues that no-fault divorce is allowing the divorce rate to rise, hence the need for a change in the law.
  • Explains that students raised in two-parent households are doing better in school than children with divorced parents.
  • Argues that covenant marriage is a good solution to the high divorce rate in the united states because it will make people think about the decisions that they are planning on making.
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