This Note compares the no-fault divorce laws of California with the fault divorce laws of the Mexican Federal District. It looks at the laws themselves, their histories, how they take the family into account, the divorce rates of both areas, and new trends in divorce laws. This study then attempts to determine whether there is any correlation between divorce rates and the difficulty or ease with which a divorce can be obtained. It stresses the need to conduct this type of analysis before rushing to change the law.
Sharilyn R. Payne,
Comparative Study of the Divorce Laws in California and the Mexican Federal District,
21 Hastings Int'l & Comp. L. Rev. 979
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