Using information gathered from Geneva History Center Archives, Geneva History Center Volunteer Maria Hernandez explains why women received different divorce settlements in the 1930s and the 1940s than they do today. Was it because of the divorce laws changing over time, the types of judges women faced, or the fact that women are more able to support themselves through more educational and employment opportunities than in the past? Using divorce records from the 1930s and the 1940s, Hernandez investigates this question and details the types of men and women that would be seen in divorce court. Not only do these records illustrate the type of city that Geneva was economically, but they also illustrate the type of divorce settlements women received when it came to alimony and the division of property. Hernandez's research provides a captivating insight into the social, economic, and judicial factors that have influenced divorce in Geneva over time.