It is interesting to note that West Virginia was the first state to mandate “assumed joint custody” unless a parent could be proven in a court of law as unfit. The result has been a 20% drop in the state’s divorce rate. If I still have the article I’ll post it here but the reporter’s conclusion was that since women in W.Va can longer count on an easy “gravy train” that are not so quick to file for divorce.
Also, Great Britain has rejected no-fault divorce as too destructive to families and children. Interesting.