The Divorce Facts You Need to Know!
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Divorce or dissolution of marriage is the ending of a marriage before the death of either spouse, which can be contrasted with an annulment which is a declaration that a marriage is void, though the effects of marriage may be recognized in such unions, such as spousal support, child custody and distribution of property.
Grounds for the separation included adultery, cruelty and heresy, and it meant that any offspring were not rendered illegitimate.
However neither spouse could remarry until the other had died.
There is extensive and heated debate over just how much harm, just how many children are harmed, to what extent, what factors mediate the harm, and so on; however, even strong optimists such as Mavis Hetherington (“Divorce Reconsidered”) acknowledge that many (not all) children of divorce are substantially disadvantaged.
However, the University of Virginia professor, Hetherington, also states that 70% of children coming from divorced families consider divorce an adequate answer to marital problems (even if children are present), compared to only 40% of children from non-divorced families.
Cohabitation before marriage leads to as much as an 85% greater chance of getting a divorce.