The goal of this effort is to help parents considering divorce and do what we can to prevent hundreds of thousands of children from growing up in broken homes, all while easing the current significant financial burden which falls to GA taxpayers.
Recent studies offer conclusive evidence that about one third of couples entering the divorce process report some level of interest in reconciliation. The Children’s Hope for Family Act provides a sensible approach to serve couples who, after education and discernment, may choose to reconsider their plans to divorce.
A broad body of research over the past forty years concludes that divorce has serious, negative, and lifelong psychological consequences for children, while costing U. S. taxpayers billions of dollars annually. Georgia taxpayers’ financial burden to support broken and unformed families was conservatively estimated seven years ago to be 1.46 billion, every year. (Yes, billion with a “B”. These and other important findings are listed on our research page.) That burden has certainly increased in the years since the report was published. Moreover, the studies also find that a significant number of these divorces are preventable.
The Coalition for Divorce Reform states in its mission: “Indeed, in the last 40 years, approximately 40 million children have become the casualties of broken homes. The cost to our economy and the fabric of our culture has also been tremendous. Since no-fault divorce laws were enacted, there has been no serious attempt to reform our divorce laws.”
The Children’s Hope for Family Act offers hope to children and help to their hurting families considering divorce, as well as to taxpayers.
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