AN ARGUMENT FOR NO-FAULT DIVORCE
P1. No-fault divorce reduces conflict in divorce
P2. Reducing conflict in divorce is good for children
C. Therefore no-fault divorce is good for children
P1 is likely true and P2 is clearly true, however the conclusion does not necessarily follow from the premises because we must consider the net effect of no-fault divorce in order to conclude if it is good for children.
On the subject of reducing conflict for the benefit of children, Patricia Morgan said:
Should couples start believing that they must separate early to save their children from exposure to conflict?https://archive.christianconcern.com/sites/default/files/Patricia_Morgan_No_Fault_Divorce.pdf
How would no fault divorce, even in the unlikely event that it removed or reduced conflict for marital breakups, deal with its far higher prevalence in the growing numbers of cohabitations, or lone parents’ relationships, domestic or otherwise? Conflict in informal, casual and temporary relationships, is far more likely to merge into the abuse of women and children.https://archive.christianconcern.com/sites/default/files/Patricia_Morgan_No_Fault_Divorce.pdf