While there is often much discussion of the problem of the "quickie divorce." However, for most people who are involved in a divorce, the process probably feels anything but quick. Moreover, in some Southern states, like Virginia, the waiting period may be much longer than a few months. But a movement is brewing within the legislatures of many states to make them more like Virginia.
The argument is marriage is seen as a societal good, especially if there are children. There is much concern that divorce is "bad" for children and may damage them, so any steps that can be taken to make divorce more difficult will produce a better outcome for children.