Feedback at 5:00: Simplified Divorce

In the United States, 40 to 50 percent of marriages end in divorce. Laws and costs vary by state, and case by case.

The French government plans to allow divorce by mutual consent to proceed without a judge, to simplify and speed up the process.

Opponents are worried in a sped up process, the best interests of children would not be protected enough.

It would cost about $56 at a notary office. Each spouse would be required to have a lawyer.

The divorce would still need to be pronounced by a judge, if a child requests to be heard.

Do you think a process like this would be beneficial in the U.S.?

It’s today’s Feedback at 5:00.