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Article submissions are now open for the Journal! Deadline: December 19!

LOSING THE BLAME GAME TO WIN FOR THE FAMILY: The Continued Benefits of the No-Fault Divorce Movement, 1969 to Today

Fall 2013 : Volume VII : Issue 1

*Author: Elizabeth Kramer, Carnegie Mellon University

This paper analyzes the legal roots and historical background that established the Fault divorce movement in the context of United States, and how this background juxtaposed to the climate of the late 1960’s that brought the no-fault divorce revolution. The no-fault revolution drastically changed the laws regarding divorce process in an attempt to create structure that would lessen emotional distress for families. Though the goals of a more “objective” court system may have fallen short of ideals due to continued reliance on judge’s subjective opinion, this paper explains that the no-fault model definition of “need” and “equality” for which judges base their subjective assessment of each individual family determine, judge’s methods of allowing evidence and testimonies, determining asset allocation, and deciding child custody. The no-fault judge’s oversight over these realms has created reformed divorce processes for divorced families. These claims are made under the framework of Pennsylvania’s No- Fault laws and are supported with various nationwide research studies and first-hand expert accounts.

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