Divorce Is An Intrinsic Part Of The Marriage

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Divorce is a means of terminating one’s marriage, and if the U.S. divorce rate were compared to other countries, the divorce rate in the United States would be considered as much higher than other countries. Unfortunately we live in a society where divorce is an intrinsic part of the marriage process. When divorce occurs courts consider two types of divorces, fault-based and no-fault divorce. In a fault-based divorce, one spouse files for divorce, alleging that his or her spouse is responsible for the failed marriage. This includes such acts as adultery, cruel and inhuman treatment, mental cruelty, habitual drunkenness, and desertion. In a no-fault divorce, the couple can divorce without accusing or or proof of the others responsibility for the failed marriage. They can claim that irreconcilable differences make it an impossibility for them to remain married. When couples divorce a range of things, such as social environment, demographic, and life decisions can influence divorce. These sentiments were mirrored by Barbara Dafoe Whitehead and David Popenoe as they noted that divorce is determined based on the background characteristics that spouses bring with them to the marriage. The research then goes further to offer more statistics on those experiencing divorce. It indicates if a person is well educated with a reasonable income, from a sound family, religious, and marry after age 25 without having a baby first, your chances of divorce are considered to be very low.
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