Thursday, June 5, 2008

Myths of "No Fault" Divorce

I found this interesting article about "no fault" divorce at It goes over several myths about "no fault" divorce. I will give you a little sample with myth number one.

Myth 1: No-fault divorce permitted divorce by mutual consent, thus making divorce less acrimonious.

Fact: No-fault divorce is unilateral divorce. It permits divorce by one spouse acting alone for any reason or no reason. No "grounds" are required, and the involuntarily divorced spouse need commit no legal infraction, either criminal or civil. It is therefore forced divorce, meaning you can be divorced over your objections. (Some 80 percent of divorces today are unilateral.)

Even more serious, you can be forcibly separated from your children, your home, and your property, also through literally "no fault" of your own. Failure to cooperate with the divorce opens the innocent spouse to criminal penalties. No-fault divorce made divorce far more destructive by allowing the state to undertake court proceedings against innocent people, confiscate everything they have, and incarcerate them without trial.

At the beginning of the article is a link to At the bottom of this page is an article about the repercussions of divorce. Here is a rather disturbing quote.

The terror of the divorce regime is not a future possibility; it is a present reality. The following methods are currently employed by family courts and other government agents. These practices are now widespread in America:

mass incarcerations without trial or charge

forced confessions

children forcibly separated from parents who are under no suspicion of legal wrongdoing and

parents stripped of the care, custody, and companionship of their children without explanation

government agents entering the homes, demanding and examining private papers and personal effects, and seizing the property of citizens who are under no suspicion of legal wrongdoing

official court records, including hearing tapes and transcripts, doctored and falsified with the knowledge of court officials and evidence fabricated against the innocent

defendants denied the constitutional right to face their accusers

bureaucratic police authorized to issue subpoenas and arrest warrants against parents, with no hearing and contrary to due process of law

special courts created specifically to process parents for political offenses

forced labor facilities created specifically for parents

children instructed to hate their parents with the backing of government officials

children forced by government officials to act as informers against their parents

children abused and killed with the backing of government officials

knowingly false allegations, for which no evidence is presented, accepted as fact without proof, overturning the presumption of innocence, and not punished when demonstrated to be untrue
parents ordered by government officials to separate from their spouses, on pain of losing their children

parents forced to pay the private fees of court officials they have not hired and whose services they have not sought or used, on pain of incarceration

parents suspected of no legal wrongdoing punitively stripped of their property and income, sometimes at gunpoint, and reduced to penury

government officials using the mass media to vilify private American citizens, and political leaders using their offices as platforms to verbally attack private American citizens, who have no right of reply or opportunity to defend themselves

parents jailed without trial reportedly beaten, in at least one case fatally, and denied medical attention while in police custody.

I have made these charges in some of the most reputable publications in the English language. They have never been refuted. Yet neither have they been corrected or even addressed by public officials, the media, or academics.

I would like to see the evidence for some of these, but if even half of these things are true, God help us.

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