Do you think that getting a divorce in the states is easy? Well, according to a report, things may be getting even easier in France. That’s because the country — known for its romantic heritage — is looking to simplify the process down to making it like a visit to the DMV.
The proposal was one of 200 being considered for laws by the national government. Under the report requested by France's justice minister and expected to be laid out in mid-January, a court clerk could approve divorces when both spouses agree.
According to the Le Figaro newspaper, divorcing couples in agreement spend an average of only eight minutes before a judge now. The paper said 54 percent of French divorces are uncontested.
The goal of the move is to free up some of that time for judges to pursue other cases, be it regular or divorce-related. While the bill has some opposition from those who state the move will weaken the institution of marriage, the country’s Social Affairs Minister had a different take.