A report on Divorce

"Just Divorced!" hand-written on an automobile's rear window.
Roman married couple.
Henry VIII of England broke with the Catholic Church in order to obtain an annulment.
Joséphine, first wife of Napoleon, obtained the civil dissolution of her marriage under the Napoleonic Code of 1804.
Marilyn Monroe signing divorce papers with celebrity attorney Jerry Giesler.

Process of terminating a marriage or marital union.

- Divorce
"Just Divorced!" hand-written on an automobile's rear window.

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No-fault divorce

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In a no-fault divorce the dissolution of a marriage does not require a showing of wrongdoing by either party.

In a no-fault divorce the dissolution of a marriage does not require a showing of wrongdoing by either party.

Laws providing for no-fault divorce allow a family court to grant a divorce in response to a petition by either party of the marriage without requiring the petitioner to provide evidence that the defendant has committed a breach of the marital contract.

Divorce settlement

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A divorce settlement is an arrangement, adjustment, or other understanding reached, as in financial or business proceedings, between two adults who have chosen to divorce.

Contact (law)

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Agreed or court specified parenting schedule.

Agreed or court specified parenting schedule.

In the event of the breakdown of the relationship between a minor child's parents, a court may define or modify a parent's access rights to the child within the context of proceedings for legal separation, annulment, divorce or child custody.

Legal separation

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Legal process by which a married couple may formalize a de facto separation while remaining legally married.

Legal process by which a married couple may formalize a de facto separation while remaining legally married.

Some couples obtain a legal separation as an alternative to a divorce, based on moral or religious objections to divorce.

Agunah

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Jewish woman who is stuck in her religious marriage as determined by halakha (Jewish law).

Jewish woman who is stuck in her religious marriage as determined by halakha (Jewish law).

It is used as a borrowed term to refer to a woman whose husband refuses, or is unable, to grant her a divorce (which requires a document known as a get).

Bronze sculpture of an elderly Kashubian married couple located in Kaszubski square, Gdynia, Poland, which commemorates their monogamous fidelity, through the time of their separation, while he temporarily worked in the United States

Monogamy

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Form of dyadic relationship in which an individual has only one partner during their lifetime—alternately, only one partner at any one time —as compared to non-monogamy (e.g., polygamy or polyamory).

Form of dyadic relationship in which an individual has only one partner during their lifetime—alternately, only one partner at any one time —as compared to non-monogamy (e.g., polygamy or polyamory).

Bronze sculpture of an elderly Kashubian married couple located in Kaszubski square, Gdynia, Poland, which commemorates their monogamous fidelity, through the time of their separation, while he temporarily worked in the United States
A pair of New Zealand kaka parrots at Auckland Zoo
Orangutan males are not monogamous and compete for access to females.
Plough agriculture. The castle in the background is Lusignan. Detail from the calendar Les très riches heures from the 15th century. This is a detail from the painting for March.
Woman farming, using a digging stick in the Nuba Mountains, southern Sudan

Serial monogamy has always been closely linked to divorce practices.

Division of property

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Division of property, also known as equitable distribution, is a judicial division of property rights and obligations between spouses during divorce.

Jurisdiction

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Legal term for the authority granted to a legal entity to enact justice.

Legal term for the authority granted to a legal entity to enact justice.

Seventy-one judges preside over District Courts, which deal with civil cases exceeding small claims limits, probate law, felony criminal cases, divorce and child custody cases, some small claims, and appeals from Justice Courts.

Condonation

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Defence argument sometimes made when an accuser has previously forgiven or chosen to ignore an act about which they are now legally complaining.

Defence argument sometimes made when an accuser has previously forgiven or chosen to ignore an act about which they are now legally complaining.

It is most frequently presented during divorce proceedings, though it is also used in other legal contexts.

Car windshield. Oakland, CA. July 2010.

Grounds for divorce (United States)

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Grounds for divorce are regulations specifying the circumstances under which a person will be granted a divorce.

Grounds for divorce are regulations specifying the circumstances under which a person will be granted a divorce.

Car windshield. Oakland, CA. July 2010.
J.H. van de Laar. The Divorce, 1846. After choosing suitable grounds for divorce, the couple can eventually take its case to court.

If one decides to file a divorce, a no-fault divorce should be taken into consideration.