For Bitter or Worse

TitleFor Bitter or Worse
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsConnolly, P, Althaus, RA, Brinkman, A, Ladenson, R, Skipper, RB
PublisherAssociation for Practical and Professional Ethics
KeywordsBowl , Case , ethics , Study
AbstractNew York State does not grant no-fault divorces. In New York there are only four sanctioned grounds for divorce: cruel and inhuman treatment, adultery, abandonment for one year, and three years imprisonment. While many advocacy groups are fighting for a change, the New York City chapter of the National Organization opposes no-fault divorces. NYC-NOW regards the legal power to deny a divorce as the only significant leverage for many women in a system of divorce litigation that, in NYC-NOW’s estimation, is weighted heavily in unfair ways against the economic interests of women.
NotesCase Study prepared for the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl National Championship, 2010
OEC Unique IdentifierAssociation for Practical and Professional Ethics, Ethics Bowl
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