Date: July 16, 2012
Washington DC 20510
It is said by most scholarly articles and books they over 50 percent of marriages in the US end in divorce. Although this may not be the truth for some marriages, it is no secret that the California and even national divorce rate is at an all time high. Divorce is also the main cause of the degradation of the modern American family. Divorce can have lasting effects on all parties involved. It is a lasting and trying situation that effects children and causes a detrimental and dramatic financial problem for the husband and wife. As a result, I am proposing that you take action and mandate a few changes to the legal process of marriage and divorce. My proposal, would be to establish premarital counseling, pre-divorce filing and education, installing a one year waiting period for a divorce to be final in all states, and lastly, encouraging adults under the age of 25 to wait until they are of age to say their vows. By utilizing these key elements, we can once again have faith in the sanctity of marriage.
The feeling of a happy and healthy marriage cannot be known before you actually say your vows. It is only something people only hope to feel and think that they will feel once they've say "yes" to their partner. What's crazy is that this is something a person must know. You cannot go into something and just hope it will work out. You have to prepare. Which is why I am proposing that there are mandatory pre-marital counseling sessions that assess the likelihood of cohabitation, child-rearing, likelihood to stay together and on a case-by-case basis. If the couple is to be married under a religious institution then they can elect to undergo counseling with their spiritual leaders as well. Using these components of pre- marital counseling, we can better see and review what's going on in the minds of the bride and groom and whether or not the two should wed. Arguments toward this...
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