Denmark is like many countries in that if a couple wants to pursue a divorce, they must wait for a certain period of time while being separated before the case can proceed. In Denmark, that certain period of time is six months, and when that time expires the couple can proceed to court to have their marriage dissolved. However, that could all be changing based on a proposal put forth recently in parliament.
According to several news sources, the Danish parliament has introduced a proposal that would do away with the six month waiting period of separation before couples could go ahead and seek dissolution of their marriages. This proposal is being met with applause from many people who feel that the waiting period was backward in nature and that it forced a prolonged period of potential dysfunction on couples and their children.
However, opponents of this proposal are just as vocal and they appear quite angry at the possibilities that what they call ‘quickie’ divorces could bring. People on that side of the issue claim that this waiting period is healthy because it forces people to take a step back and think about what they’re doing before proceeding to divorce. Advocates for the waiting period also feel that many couples wind up reconciling during this six-month period and that eliminating the requirement would lead to rash decisions that cannot be corrected.
San Diego Divorce Lawyers
While there is no such requirement for a six-month separation in California, people here should note that divorce is treated quite differently around the world. One thing that all husbands and fathers have in common is that they need to take immediate steps to protect their legal rights if they face the end of a marriage.
If you are a husband who is facing the possibility of a divorce, you need to seek the help of San Diego divorce lawyers who have been fighting for the rights of men for many years. Contact the Men’s Legal Center today to schedule an initial consultation.