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Transcript of Divorce Prezi
Divorce is the a judicial declaration dissolving a marriage in whole or in part.
Laws of Divorce
Divorce laws are different for each state within the United States. These laws can determine the legal grounds required for divorce. For instance, divorce in North Carolina is considered by the state as
and is determined by only two legal groundings:
The husband and wife have lived apart for 3 consecutive years by reason of incurable insanity of one of the spouses; or
The husband and wife have lived apart for 1 year
These grounds must have existed 6 months before filing for
Reasons for Divorce
Types of Divorce
Uncontested- A mutual agreement between both husband and wife
Contested- Opposite of Uncontested, this is where no agreement is met between the couple and can eventually lead to needing lawyers and a court trial
Fault- This type is much less prominent and had to show reason for the marriage to breakdown, putting blame unto one spouse.
No-Fault- This is now seen in every state in the U.S. This type allows for divorce with given reason that must agree with states' legal groundings, but does not require blame.
Effects of Divorce on Children
Divorce effect children differently and is based on many factors like the child's age at the time, their own personality, and how they experience that situation. Some effects are;
Increased anxiety when forming enduring attachments
Psychological and/or social difficulties
Higher stress rates
History of Divorce
The first documented divorce in the U.S. was in colonial America in the Colony of Massachusetts Bay on January 5, 1643, this was allowed by Colonial court due to abandonment by the husband.
Divorce was first legalized, however, in 1701 in the state of Maryland
In 1970, California was the first state to introduce No-Fault divorce, New York being last in 2010.
Reasoning behind divorce is very broad, however, some of the most common contributions to divorce are;