Following the French Revolution, divorce was made much easier by the introduction of a law in September 1792 allowing for divorce by mutual consent. What was the result of this new law?

Answer: For the rest of the 1790s about one in three French marriages ended in divorce. Napoleon Bonaparte was hostile to this legislation and in his civil code retained divorce by consent only if both sets of parents, no less, also agreed.

Source: The Birth of the Modern by Paul Johnson

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