It's funny how many mysteries exist in the halls of legal history and
discourse, so I consider this an in-depth look into the fundamentals of
law as they were created pertaining to
divorce. Recognize that some are actually quite interesting, others being unusual
and even amusing. Overall, they tell us clues over the fact that divorce
can get messy, but over time our Congress and state governments have definitely
made improvements in dealing with
divorce petitions since the biblical days when married people wanted to
separate due to those "irreconcilable differences"!
For starters, we have Kentucky, a great state in its own right. You'd
do a double take, though, when you find that there is, in fact, a specific
divorce law permitting you not to remarry the same person
four times. Why is that? Who knows…. Why
four times? Answers, anyone?
It's perhaps a limit as to how many times you can constantly remarry
the same person, causing constant emotional and confusing harm legally
and practically. That would be my guess. This is further confusing as
we look at the fact of this divorce X4 – it's with the same
two people! I can't imagine the many files for two such people, having
cases on four different occasions detailing specifics of each divorce
each time. This would tie up the family law system, I'd expect.
Not only does it increase the rate of remarriages, but also the rate of
divorces, obviously – but for no real good apparent reason. One
would think a couple would've gotten it right the first time –
especially if they've remarried back to each other! Go figure. I'm
at a loss for words on this, and if anyone has any ideas as to why Kentucky
had this law passed so long ago, let me know. I'm baffled.