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Publication Title

Indiana Law Journal

Publication Date

Summer 2000


This Article examines the case against no-fault divorce, as it has been made in legislative halls, scholarly journals, and popular opinion over the past quarter century. The no-fault "counterrevolution 2 4 takes as its starting point a conviction that the divorce revolution has resulted in a substantial deterioration in American family life. But this Article argues that the campaign against no-fault divorce attacks the wrong target for the wrong reasons, and that it largely-if unwittingly-replicates earlier misguided reform movements in refashioning the legal framework for family dissolution. The alternatives to no-fault divorce now proposed will make marital exits more acrimonious and will fail to either lower the divorce rate or improve domestic life.