In the past few years, a lot of has been written about the rise in divorce ratio in US. It has risen due to the stubbornness and egos of the young couples, who look less agreeable than their parents to stay in marriages they are not blissful with. There are no such national statistics ratio of divorce rate in US but according to some local records a rise is seen. Still, some of the experts and researchers say that the divorce rate in US is comparatively less, because of the biased system against women in US, who can be left financially impoverished even if their husband are rich and wealthy.
Rebecca Marsh who studies family and property bylaw in US says that the divorce ratio in US has not amplified as much as it ought to have. In a recent news, the US government is going to consider a proposal to amend the existing laws of marriage in US. In the amendment of laws an irretrievable breakdown of marriage for couples who seek divorce will be introduced. Moreover, a proposal to reduce the “cooling-off period” before divorce can also be granted.
Rebecca Marsh has fought many divorce cases in her law career and now she is involved in a team that suggests even more important alterations in the US’s marital laws, that also includes a new legislation which will give women of US equal right to marital property. If this legislation gets approved by the US government women of US will become equal shareholders of property.
According to Rebecca Marsh, stay in failing marriages for several reasons. Most of the reasons originate from the financial and social pressures that divorced US women are left to face. US courts take several years to announce its final verdict of the case and often women cannot bear the several hearings. She says that, even a woman goes to the court for justice it often appears to be an uneven fight and she loses.
In a survey, it is found that the men of US have more admittance to the legal system of US. In the US legal system a divorce entitles a woman to get financial support from her spouse. The amount of financial support requires authorization from a court and is usually based on the total income of man. However, it is the duty of woman to provide solid proof about the total earnings of her spouse in front of the court. Rebecca Marsh says that according to her law experience the court only fixes a two to ten percent share of husband’s annual earning to woman after getting divorced.
In US, according to a report vast number of women live at the clemency of their husbands during the persistence of marriage and also after divorce they are completely dependent on their by birth family. According to a research it is found that in more than sixty percent of divorce cases in US, US women have claimed that marriage has affected their career opportunities, because they were not allowed to work after marriage or were given a limited time period for work. Moreover, in eighty five percent cases the women who are separated have to bear the burden of taking care of their children alone.