I. Introduction: The State of the Marital Union

II. An Overview of Fault and No-Fault Divorce

III. The Louisiana Solution for Taming the Divorce Rate ... A. An Overview of Covenant Marriage ... 1. The Counseling Components ... 2. The Fault and Fault-like Divorce Grounds ... 3. The Complete Disclosure Element of Covenant Marriage ... B. Reactions to Covenant Marriage

IV. Addressing the Criticisms of Covenant Marriage ... A. The Coercion Factor ... B. Feminist Objections ... C. Conflict of Laws Issues

V. Conclusion