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Bill Would Make It Harder to Divorce

Updated: Tuesday, April 2 2013, 07:09 AM EDT
A pair of Republican lawmakers want to make it harder to get a divorce in North Carolina by making estranged couples wait longer and go to counseling.

Republican state Sen. Austin Allran wants to impose a two-year waiting period and mandatory marriage counseling for couples seeking a divorce in North Carolina.

If the couple has children, the “Healthy Marriage Act” would also force them to attend extra counseling.

Veteran Senator Austin Allran of Hickory is the primary sponsor. Second term Senator Warren Daniel of Morganton has signed on to Senate Bill 518.

Currently, couples are only required to separate for a year.Bill Would Make It Harder to Divorce


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