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NC legislators propose more rigorous divorce regulations


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NC legislators propose more rigorous divorce regulations

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Daniel Glover

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The story below is a blow to the rights of the people here in North Carolina, if I remember correctly this is the party that is suppose to stand up for the rights of the people and to limit Government from interfering in our lives. Now these two Republican Senators want to play Counselor and Pastor.

Marriage was ordained by the bible and the power of the Holy Ghost; it was not created by man but instead by faith of Christianity. Now we have these people come on the scene and they want to push there beliefs and moral views on the people of this state. God hates divorce and it’s very clear in the Bible. But God hates strife also and instructs us to turn away from stuff that causes strife in our life. It’s not mans judgment to tell us what we should do in our private marriage and relationships. If these Senators think that by allowing more time to pass and mandating counseling classes is going to save marriages they are mistaken. In some cases two people just can’t get along and by making them stay together longer for these senators on moral opinions could cause an increase in domestic violence and long term damage to the children involved because it drags the situation out… Simple STAY OUT OF OUR RELATIONSHIPS AND LEGISLATE WHAT WE SENT YOU THERE FOR!

 

 

by Craig Jarvis

A pair of Republican lawmakers wants to make it harder to get a divorce in North Carolina by making estranged couples wait longer and go to counseling.

The Healthy Marriage Act would extend to two years the current one-year waiting period in order for a divorce to be finalized. During that time, the couple would have to complete courses on improving their communications skills and conflict resolution.

If the couple has children, they would have to take at least a four-hour class on the impact of divorce on children.

Veteran Sen. Austin Allran of Hickory is the primary sponsor. Second term Sen. Warren Daniel of Morganton has signed on to Senate Bill 518.

Separated couples could resume living together during the two-year waiting period, under the bill. Either the husband or the wife would have to have lived in North Carolina for six months before filing for divorce.

It would also strike from the current law a provision that says “isolated incidents of sexual intercourse” don’t count against the one-year waiting period. It’s not clear if that means an occasional fling with your estranged partner does count against you under the proposed law.

 
Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/03/29/2788814/nc-legislators-propose-more-rigorous.html#storylink=cpy

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