A growing number of states are attempting to make it more difficult to obtain a divorce. Some of the methods used include requiring counseling courses, extending the waiting period and limiting the grounds for divorce. Utah is one of the states that has already passed laws adding additional requirements to the divorce process.
Sources say that making the divorce process more complicated will only end up causing more tension between the parties and hurting children. Couples tend to be more willing to work together when the process is shorter. A shorter period prevents parties from stewing over the issues that led to the end of the marriage. This friendlier atmosphere is often better for children as well since their parents are not embroiled in a contentious battle. Further, when a divorce is quickly and efficiently resolved, the family's new routines can be established, providing the sense of security and stability that children crave.