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Bill Would Abolish No Fault Divorces

Associated Press - February 8, 2014 12:48 pm

The Wichita Eagle

A Kansas House member has introduced legislation to abolish no-fault divorce in the state.

The bill would remove “incompatibility” as a valid reason for divorce. Instead, people who file for divorce would have to prove their spouses’ fault.

Republican Keith Esau, of Olathe, introduced the bill Thursday in the House Judiciary Committee for a fellow lawmaker whom he said he did not have permission to identify.

But Esau – who serves on the judiciary panel – says he supports the measure. He says no-fault divorce gives people an easy way out of marriage.

Another Judiciary Committee member, Democrat Jim Ward of Wichita, opposes the idea. Ward has handled divorces in his law practice and says contentious divorces are especially hard when children are involved.

Associated Press information from: The Wichita Eagle

Anita Morris

February 8, 2014 at 9:28 pm

So they would rather trap people in a bad situation or force them to pay a lawyer thousands of dollars. Just another thing the government should keep their fingers out of.

Dustin Shannon

February 8, 2014 at 10:37 pm

I think after a couple files for divorce they can never re-marry in the state. In present day marriage is worthless couples abuse it, but people who would like to get married (LGBT) can’t. So if the Ban on Same Sex Marriage gets lifted the state is making it where they can discriminate on Sexual Orientation, Race, etc for couples who would want to marry.

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