Divorce 3


A divorce is a legal ending of a marriage. It occurs when two spouses feel that a legal separation is the only way to put an end to their problems such as, differences in goals, financial difficulties, or poor sexual relationships. Most countries including United States and Canada permit divorce only in certain circumstances. Countries like Ireland and Philippines prohibit divorce because divorce rips apart families, the base of society, the base at which society is built around.
Procedures
A couple that is wishing to proceed with a divorce first fills out the proper papers and returns them to court. Making the arrangements for alimony, child custody and support, and division of their ...

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because the man was the "guilty" spouse and the guilty spouse could not receive alimony. Today Judges realize that woman have qualifications for well paying jobs and do not need to be supported fully by their ex-husbands. They can also file for no-fault divorces. No-fault divorce is when neither side is labeled guilty. Some people oppose no-fault divorces because they believe such divorces can be obtained too easily. They feel couples can end their marriage without there being a real good reason, and that the couples should consult a marriage counselor. The divorce process is easier under the no-fault laws then the fault laws. Therefor can sometimes be obtained by couples without lawyers. Some judges oppose this type of divorce because often the protection of the children and spouses are overlooked.
Child Custody and Support
In the early and mid 1900's, Judges almost automatically granted custody to the mother. They believed that children should not separate from their ...

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