Divorce Legal Rules and Free Spirits

F. H. Buckley

George Mason University School of Law

Margaret F. Brinig

Notre Dame Law School

#95-009, Law and Economics Working

This article critiques divorce law irrelevance theories which hold that the shift from fault to no-fault divorce laws did not increase divorce levels. We show why from a theoretical perspective the reverse is more plausible; and present new evidence that the adoption of no-fault divorce laws did result in higher divorce levels.

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Date posted: January 20, 1998  

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Buckley, F. H. and Brinig, Margaret F., Divorce Legal Rules and Free Spirits. #95-009, Law and Economics Working. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=54410

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Francis (Frank) H. Buckley (Contact Author)
George Mason University School of Law ( email )
3301 Fairfax Drive
Arlington, VA 22201
United States
703-993-8028 (Phone)
703-993-8088 (Fax)
Margaret Friedlander Brinig
Notre Dame Law School ( email )
P.O. Box 780
3157 Eck Hall of Law
Notre Dame, IN 46556-0780
United States
574-631-2303 (Phone)
574-631=8078 (Fax)
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