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SB 1187 - Extends Waiting Period for Divorce - Key Vote

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Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (18-11) - (Key vote)

Title: Extends Waiting Period for Divorce

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that expands the educational program covering the impacts of divorce and authorizes extension of the waiting period up to 120 days.

Highlights:
  • Expands the educational program on the impacts of divorce to include the following, beginning January 1, 2013 (Sec. 1):
    • The emotional, psychological, financial, physical and other short-term and long-term effects of divorce on adults and children;
    • Options available as alternatives to divorce;
    • Resources available to improve or strengthen marriage;
    • The legal process of divorce and options available for mediation; and
    • Resources available after divorce.
  • Authorizes a party in a divorce to petition to extend the waiting period to file for annulment up to 120 days, provided that he or she can present a plan for reconciliation or a counseling schedule (Sec. 2).
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Extends Waiting Period for Divorce

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