Nevada Enacts The First “Easy Divorce ” Laws
Until the late 19th century, Divorce in the United States was illegal in some states and shunned by most of society as a taboo subject of shame. To obtain a divorce involved many legal hurdles and often took years to accomplish.
On February 23, 1915, Nevada, already a state where gambling and prostitution operate legally is smaller towns, passed a divorce law that made divorce possible after only six months of residency in the state. It was the first divorce law in the United States that makes obtaining a divorce easy. Cities like Reno, Nevada are hoping they will be a tourist mecca for divorcing couples.