Is getting a divorce too easy?

A couple holds hands showing their weddi
A couple holds hands showing their wedding rings during a mass wedding of 250 couple in Manila on October 10, 2010.

A recent New York Times "Room for Debate" takes a look at divorces and whether the process should be harder to deter people from breaking off marriages too easily.

We wanted to talk more about the issue on The Daily Circuit Thursday, Feb. 21.

Beverly Willett, co-chair of the Coalition for Divorce Reform, participated in the New York Times commentary.

"Today, obtaining a divorce couldn't get much easier," she wrote. "America's no-fault divorce laws allow spouses to unilaterally walk out on their families for any reason. And many do just that. Spouses who want to keep their families intact, however, have no alternatives. Thus, the outcome of every divorce filing is preordained: the family will split up."

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Willett will join The Daily Circuit along with Vicki Larson, longtime journalist, writer and editor.

"The only people who can decide whether a divorce is necessary or not are the people in the marriage -- no one else," Larson wrote.


My fight to stop my divorce (Daily Beast)

Are childless couples headed toward divorce? (Huffington Post)