One Libertarian’s Vision of Divorce

The Libertarian Party’s candidate for North Dakota’s governor in 2004 has authored an unusual divorce initiative which he hopes will land on the state’s voters’ ballots later this year.

The initiative would:

  • require all marrying couples to enter prenuptial agreements
  • dramatically reduce child support payment obligations
  • eliminate penalties for non-payment of child support
  • assign a court-appointed attorney to respondents against whom a civil order of protection or restraining order (called an injunction for protection against domestic violence in Florida) is sought and
  • protect the child visitation privileges of parties who have orders of protection entered against them

Anyone who wants to learn more about this unusual initiative can read the Grand Forks Herald article.