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Closeup (Do-It-Yourself Divorce) #41240

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 14, 1976
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(Studio) High cost of divorce keeps many from getting one after they've decided to be apart.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

(NYC) Case of Kathleen Eso's divorce, done by self, noted. [ESO - says she couldn't afford other ways; notes total expenses her way.] Case of Gary Rothschild noted. [ROTHSCHILD - says he decided he could do as well as lawyer if he knew legal terminology, so he found out and did it.] Kits for such divorces seem to be more common; are only for people who agree on terms of divorce. James Winder prints kits in garage in Rochester, New York. [WINDER - says actual divorce process simple if ptys. not fighting about terms; says people usually in situation because of financial problems and shouldn't have to borrow money to get out.] Opposition to practice noted. [WINDER - says attys. complain with regard to lost money.] [Attorney Raoul FELDER - notes problems involved in process.] Divorce rate noted.
REPORTER: Bettina Gregory

Gregory, Bettina;
Walters, Barbara

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