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U.S. And Canadian Divorce Laws

Links to U.S. and Canadian divorce laws with information on issues such as child custody, spousal support, residency requirements and grounds for filing for divorce.
  1. Canadian Divorce Laws (5)
  2. State Divorce Laws (51)
  3. State Legal Separation Laws (4)

Rewriting Divorce Laws
Would rewriting no-fault divorce laws change society's views on marriage?

Should Divorce Laws Be Reformed?
The Parental Divorce Reduction Act is legislation that would reform divorce laws by requiring parents of minor children to participate in four to eight hours of face-to-face divorce education classes before filing for a divorce. The classes would provide information on the effects of divorce on children and adults and teach research-based...

U.S. Divorce Laws
Divorce laws by state with information on issues such as child custody, spousal support, residency requirements and grounds for filing for divorce.

What is Title IV-D of the Social Security Act?
Social Services Amendments of 1974 created title IV-D of the Social Security Act, which was signed into law on January 4, 1975.

Canadian Child Support Enforcement
In Canada each province and territory are responsible for child support enforcement.

How Does The FRA Differ From The Canadian Divorce Act?
The Family Relations Act is the British Columbian law that covers child custody, guardianship, access, spousal and child support, and the division of property, including pensions.

Divorce and Children in Canada
Canadian Justice Strategy Focuses on Children in Divorce

Comparing No-Fault Divorce Law and Contract Law
I recently found myself debating a group of younger folks about the merits and negative aspects of no-fault divorce law. We were comparing the differences between today’s divorce laws and contract law. I was the only debate participant who had been married and through the divorce process.

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