by Grand Forks Herald
February 1, 2011 at 6:00 pm in Grand Forks Herald
North Dakotans wanting to get a divorce would need to wait one year and go through mandatory marriage counseling if a proposed law is approved. Continue Reading&
Tags: Divorce, marriage counseling, ND Legislature, ND politics, North Dakota 14 Comments »
Stay out of these affairs! Do some real work there in Bismarck!
Waiting period for divorce. Reviving the UND logo issue. Please.
Well-loved. Like or Dislike: 44 12
Agree wholeheartedly with you Don! Work on something that matters…
Well-loved. Like or Dislike: 32 8
Time for these folks to work on REAL issues and stay out of private business.
Well-loved. Like or Dislike: 37 6
Funny how republicans are against government regulation of your life — unless it’s your marriage, your sex life, or your religion.
Well-loved. Like or Dislike: 60 7
This is “saturday nigh live”.
First.. anybody running for political office needs to see a shrink, enter drug and alcholhol rehabilitation, anger management consulting, and mediation training.
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Nobody who has ever been separated or divorced would ever propose such an idiotic law. The process of divorce is already a slow and painful process without adding to the burden.
Well-loved. Like or Dislike: 47 6
This is completely ridiculous! If a couple has made the decision to divorce, they are going to get the divorce with or without counseling. Forcing a couple to wait a year is only going to make everyone involved miserable for that much longer.
They can quote their skewed study all they want, but a couple arguing all the time has just as much, if not more, of a negative effect on the children in the home as divorce does. So which example would you like to set for your children? The one where you stay together “for the children” no matter how much you fight and how miserable you are or the one where you try, acknowledge that it’s not working, and go your separate ways to allow each other to seek happiness elsewhere?
Well-loved. Like or Dislike: 40 6
I’ll bet Mr. Larson is against a waiting period before one can purchase a gun but the violence that divorce creates in our society–that needs to be dealt with.
Well-loved. Like or Dislike: 24 7
This is an intrusion into peoples private lives and should not be passed. Forcing folks to go throught a year of counceling is an undue burden. Some marriages simply don’t work out and there is not reason to prolong a marriaghe that’s not working. We have enough laws to cover divorces.
Well-loved. Like or Dislike: 29 3
I waited 7.5 YEARS before my ex screwed up bad enough that I could get a divorce without retaliation of him taking my son from me and disappearing to another country without extradition laws. CVIC said they couldn’t do anything to help even though I had proof of his abuse. 7.5 YEARS!!! My son said it best, 3 weeks after his dad left, “it sure is a lot nicer around her with dad gone. I’m not scared anymore.”
Wouldn’t it make a whole lot MORE sense to have counseling BEFORE a marriage takes place?
Stay out of the divorce issue, politicians. How bout you try to fix the need for abuse help? My ex is now being watched by the FBI, and he works for the US Government! Duh!!! Listen to the spouses who go through hell on a daily basis. Listen to the kids who do the same.
Well-loved. Like or Dislike: 35 3
How long does the average divorce in North Dakota take? I know two in the process – one took eighteen months for separation to finalization, the other continues to go to court about once a year for a re-negotiation of the child support settlement. That’s been going on for more than three years. If part of this marriage counseling dealt with setting up the parameters of the divorce, thus saving the court’s time and streamlining the legal process, I’m not completely opposed to it.
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Stay the hell out of my marriage. It’s difficult enough without the incompetent intrusion of politicians!
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If I overheard someone talking about this article, I would have thought it was a joke. What’s next arranged marriages based on DNA profile and web browsing history? If they want to force people to stay together, they better make sure they are compatible first.
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Interesting.. So the state can seperate itself from religion, but feels free to intervene in its practices whenever it feels like it? Hmm.
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