What’s the “Parental Divorce Reduction Act”?

We just heard about this proposed act.  It was formulated by a team of experts.  The Parental Divorce Reduction Act requires parents with minor children to attend marriage education classes, and to take an eight month “time out” to consider their decision to divorce.

Here’s a link to the draft Act.

The Coalition for Divorce Reform is the organization that formulated and is promoting the Parental Divorce Reduction Act. Divorcing couples (with children) would be required to participate in 4- 8 hours of divorce education, providing information on the effects of divorce on children.  The classes would also teach “research-based” communication and other relationship skills that help strengthen marriage.   The Coalition for Divorce Reform bases this approach on recent studies that find that about one-third of divorcing couples report an interest in reconciliation.

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