The new law will allow the court to exercise "statutory authority to designate sole or joint ownership between the parties or a sharing arrangement," in much the same way custody of children is decided.
Since the colonial days, marriage has been an important institution in American culture. By a certain age, marriage was not only heeded to, but expected of young couples.
However, recently Americans’ views on marriage have changed.
The 2009 Census reveals that while couples in western and southern states marry more often, they also divorce at a higher rate than those in other areas of the US.
Andrew Cherlin, a professor of sociology and public policy at Johns Hopkins University, said, “Surprisingly, the south and west, which we think of as more socially conservative, have higher rates of divorce than does the supposedly libe
Getting hitched results in women putting on the pounds, whereas the male waistline is more likely to expand after a divorce.
Researchers from Ohio State University discovered this discrepancy after analyzing a study on the effects marital events had on 10,000 people between 1986 and 2008.