We are continuing our discussion of the results of a recent poll about marriage and divorce. The researchers talked to 1,500 Americans and asked respondents to name the primary reason they chose to divorce. As we said in our last post, the reason cited most often was abuse.
Researchers recently polled 1,500 Americans about marriage and divorce. They were particularly interested in the reasons couples split up. In Illinois and elsewhere, financial troubles have long been accepted as the number one cause of friction in a marriage and, so, the number one reason for a couple to separate or divorce.
This is the last post in a series about a case that an Illinois Appellate Court dismissed recently. The plaintiffs are a brother and sister, both adults, whose parents divorced 15 years ago. They accused their mother of intentional infliction of severe emotional distress.
More than three years ago, a group of mothers, an adult child, and a handful of non-profit organizations petitioned the InterAmerican Commission on Human Rights, alleging a discriminatory pattern and practice of United States courts in custody and visitation cases. The petitioners, including one from Illinois, claim that the courts' tendency to award custody or unsupervised visitation to child molesters and abusers violates the mothers' human rights. In the three years since the petition was filed, reports say that the number of cases is growing and the IACHR has failed to act on many of them.