Healthy Marriage Act

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Mon April 1, 2013

New bill, Healthy Marriage Act, could make potential changes to the current divorce laws in NC

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It could take longer for a married couple to get a divorce in North Carolina. Instead of a one year waiting period, three senators have introduced a bill -- the Healthy Marriage Act -- that will change it to two years.

In addition to waiting an extra year to be divorced, a couple would have to complete courses on improving communication skills and conflict resolution. These courses would not have to be completed together.

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