|"'Divorce has just been devastating on the families of Virginia. … Every socioeconomic factor you can imagine gets back to the stability of the family.’|
RICHMOND, Va. (BP)--With the definition of marriage protected, pro-family advocates in Virginia now are pushing the legislature to reform the state's no-fault divorce laws.
Under current law, a spouse can file for divorce for any reason, even if the other spouse wants to stay together. The proposal by the Family Foundation of Virginia would apply only to couples with children and would require both spouses to agree to the divorce. Exceptions would be made for such instances as adultery and abuse. Republican Delegate Robert G. Marshall is the bill's sponsor.