Bad divorce laws make divorce much too simple and do not protect the family. If one spouse wants to quit the marriage, divorce lawyers will favor her over the faithful husband and not contest the divorce.
If you allow a wife to divorce her husband because he sneezed on Thursday, this is ludicrous! She didn't like it that he sneezed so this is considered irreconcilable differences? Am I being silly or absurd? The court does not give any consideration to the parent who argues against the divorce. This is because there is no attorney who will contest it, even if the father can show that there is no legitimate reason for granting the divorce or that there is every reason to keep the marriage intact.
We all look somewhere else but the problem exists because the attorneys and judges seem to take a dim view of what the legislature had passed down and they give their own spin that stands in contradiction to the legislature. Since when does the court have any discretion in acting against the will of the legislature? This seems understandable when you look at who you elected. There are no senators or representatives who are willing to recognize the problem and correct weak divorce laws that allow the courts to run amok.
If a spouse was allowed to contest the divorce on the merits, there would be no enticement for a spouse to get a divorce and make off with the goods. The divorce rate would plummet.
Please challenge me on it. I would love to debate the subject.