North Carolina legislators are considering a bill that would make it more difficult to obtain a divorce. The newly-introduced Healthy Marriage Act would extend the separation period before obtaining a divorce to two years, and would require husband and wife to receive conflict resolution counseling, as well as counseling if they have children. This bill comes directly on the heels of a large number of questionable proposed laws that have garnered North Carolina some (mostly unwanted) national attention of late. For more in-depth reading, check out some facts about the proposed Act. If passed, this bill would completely change the practice of family law in North Carolina, as it would directly affect almost every aspect of family life.