Monthly Archives: April 2012

Historic Attitudes Towards Domestic Violence

While domestic violence is an evil our present-day culture endeavors to eliminate, American history has not always viewed it that way. The 1868 case of State v. Rhodes illustrates our country’s previous attitude towards spousal abuse. In this North Carolina criminal case, a man was prosecuted for using a switch...

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Fault and No-Fault Bases for Divorce

In order to obtain a divorce, the parties must show that grounds for the divorce exist. Many years ago, a couple would not be able to establish grounds for the divorce absent some kind of fault. Today, every state allows a couple to obtain a divorce even if neither party...

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