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  • "This research contradicts the conventional wisdom among some prominent legal scholars that divorce law has no influence on people's behavior," said Simon Fraser University economics professor Douglas Allen, who examined 24 studies to determine how no-fault divorce laws affected divorce rates.

    No-fault law tied to rise in divorces →

  • The wide adoption in the 1970s of "no-fault" divorce — which allowed divorce without proving to a court that one spouse was to blame — was not the only reason why divorce rates rose after 1960, he said, "but it appears to have played a role."

    No-fault law tied to rise in divorces →

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