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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