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.
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).