School of Law, Huaqiao University, No.269 Chenghua North Rd. Quanzhou, Fujian, 362021, China
The divorce cooling-off period officially implemented in 2021 is facing internal and external pressures from the imperfect system itself and lack of credibility. Only from the perspective of multi-track comparison of cultures, doctrines, norms, and cases, can we unearth the complexity of divorce during the social transformation period with the characteristics of compressed modernity, and make a reasonable choice in the value judgment deviation of marriage evaluation factors and the conflict between the private and public nature of marriage. The specific improving plans of the divorce cooling-off period can include the different applications of the duration of the divorce cooling-off period, the establishment of supporting systems, and the determination of personal and property relations between the couple during the divorce cooling-off period, etc. However, no matter what the legislators finally choose, they should follow Immanuel Kant's humanistic concept with "human is the end, not the means", and require the state to be modest in intervening in marriage.
Divorce cooling-off period, Registration divorce, Protection of marital rights, Social transformation
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