Skip to comments.Oklahomans react to law requiring classes for divorcing parents
Posted on 06/12/2014 10:24:43 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd
OKLAHOMA CITY Oklahomans filing for divorce will now have to go through an extra step if they have kids.
Gov. Mary Fallin signed a bill last week that requires married couples who have children younger than 18 to pay for and attend classes before they can split.
Those classes will cost anywhere between $15 and $60 and will teach parents about the impact divorce will have on the kids.
Many Oklahoma residents have mixed feelings about the new law.
I dont think its a bad idea, but I just dont agree with people have to go to classes, Linda Fuller said.
If I know were not in love anymore, I dont feel like I should go to any class, just move on with our lives, Davon Shepherd said.
The law goes into effect on Nov. 1.
Or a natual result and benefit of conservatve efforts to stem the destruction of the Welfare State by upholding marriage?
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Just a reminder that kids count too.
Divorce used to be hard to get.
During a recent child custody case I was involved with, all parties to the lawsuit were required to take this type of class.
If I know were not in love anymore, I dont feel like I should go to any class, just move on with our lives,
Homeboy shows why we’ve lost the Sodomite “marriage” debate. When Marriage is just about two people being in love, getting married to make sex more convenient, how can we keep the fudgepackers out?
I think it should be harder to get married than divorced.
Divorce used to be hard to get.
It SHOULD be hard to get. It should be harder for the idiot parents to get divorced than it will be for the innocent children after the parents get one.
As a high school teacher, divorce is frequently the difference between the kids in regular and honors classes.
Parents rarely think about kids when they divorce, but the kids rarely think about anything else.
Answer??? (in the form of a question)
“What are “Chastity belts” worn backwards?”
[Ohhhh, I know I’m going to hell for this one!!!]
Once you get Caesar involved, you play by Caesar's rules.
Make them watch Kramer vs Kramer like we had to watch the gory crash videos in driver’s ed.
Yeah. Just move on. And leave your children to struggle and fail, because after all - you're not in love anymore.
You are correct. I was the exception that's all I thought about. I stayed in a bad marriage for 18 years because of them but the stress of the marriage was driving me insane and the kids could feel the tension. Anyone who stepped in our house could. It pained me to leave but I had to. I am extremely sad not being with my kids everyday but being in that marriage was impossible.
Fallin=the Dominion branch of Christianity. With the Huckster. Wrapped around Character First and Bill Gothard.
Ahh. Blame the Christians. Is that it?
You can say that again. I know I've said this before, but I STILL can't get over my mother saying, 'Why don't you want me to be happy?' when I protested her divorcing my father. As if she was the only one whose feelings mattered.
We’ve had these classes in our county for twenty plus years. If the parents file too many motions, then there’s a sixteen week course they can end up having to attend. (one night a week)
The Christians? Dominion is The Christians? Nah. If i were blaming The Christians, i would blame myself. I oppose this measure. As a small non interventionist conservative Christian. Sorry.
A marriage license should cost $10,000, a divorce 10 cents... with the person requesting the divorce walking away with nothing but the clothes on their back.