Divorce Is A Social Problem

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Divorce Maydelis Escalona Professor Dr. Joyce A. Wuaku SOCL 1020 Introduction to Sociology 8 January 2015 Table of Contents Introduction 3 Review of Literature 4 Conclusion 5 Reference List 6 Divorce Introduction Divorce is a legal action between to married people to end their marriage (Meyer, 2015). Divorce is a social problem in today’s society; it has become an epidemic (Alwin & McCammon, 2003). In fact, it is very common for couples to get divorce (Alwin & McCammon, 2003). There are several types of divorce: at-fault, no-fault divorce and summary divorce (Meyer, 2015). No-fault divorce requires neither husband nor wife to obtain divorce; reasons are commonly known as incompatibility, irreconcilable differences and irremediable breakdown of marriage (Meyer, 2015). Divorcees can transfer individual income if all assets were kept separate or income gained during the marriage (Uunk, 2004). This type of policy helps with the financial consequences that divorce has (Uunk, 2004). Today, getting married seems to be an old way of thinking (Amato & Hohmann-Marriott, 2007). Social influences by the media have encouraged the idea of betrayal and dissolvent of marriage (Rosenfeld, 2014). Internet site have blogs about the “thrill” of cheating on your partner (Rosenfeld, 2014). Cultural differences have also influenced marriage (Rosenfeld, 2014). Studies have shown there is a correlation between social media and the increase in divorce (Rosenfeld, 2014).
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