Monday, November 26, 2012

Mini-Law School 4

The most recent session of the Mini-Law School I’m attending at the University of Colorado covered family law. Early family law was based on status (function of birth) but has evolved to a contract basis. There are two systems involved: 1. Marriage and divorce, and 2. Parenthood, insuring the welfare of children. With the evolution of no-fault divorce, there still remain two sticking points: 1. Dividing up a house and pensions, and 2. Debate over earning potential. Divorce rates are now at 41%, down over the last few years. An interesting statistic stated the by professor—before 1980 the divorce rates for women with college education and those without were the same. Now, the divorce rate for women without college degrees are above 50%. 

Mike Befeler


Jaden Terrell said...

Interesting statistics, Mike. Do you have any ideas about why the divorce rates for women with less education is higher?

Jean Henry Mead said...

I'm glad the divorce rate is lower than in recent years, and wonder if it's due to the economy and lack of jobs for women.