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Per, this week marks fifty years ago that then Governor Ronald Reagan signed into legislation no-fault divorce, with California as usual, being the first.

Now, 44 states allow no-fault divorce, including Florida.

With no-fault divorce becoming the norm, between 1960 and 1980, the divorce rate more than doubled.

Generation X which includes me, born in 1972, resulted in nearly half of all children born to married parents exposed to divorce, although my parents remained married for fifty-five years until my father passed away in 2013.

Before no-fault divorce, you needed to find a reason, a “fault” to get divorced, so what happened was what attorneys called “institutionalized perjury” because married couples looking to get divorced, sometimes lied, even working together to have their divorce granted.

Have questions regarding no-fault divorce? Contact attorney Alex Hernandez and schedule your appointment today.

Attorney Alex Hernandez

Representing clients in the areas of Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Family Law/Divorce, and car and motorcycle accidents for 20 years. (904) 712-5565 or (305)-688-LAWS (5297). *Se Habla Español

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