Marriage Should Not Be A Sacred Thing

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Marriage used to be a sacred thing; once you married someone you spend the rest of your life with them. Even some places such as the Philippines and The Vatican City make divorce illegal. Here in America divorces are happening every single day. This social phenomenon is considered problematic. Almost 50% of all marriages end in divorce. When most people think of a divorce, they think of it ending in bad terms due to infidelity; but this is not always the case. It’s important to understand what a divorce is, how it works, who it affects, the consequences, and the solution. Divorce has become way to common; we need to reestablish the sacredness of marriage and the importance of family.
There are two types of divorces, a no fault and an at fault. No fault divorces mean that the person filing does not have to prove fault on their spouse. States still require a reason for divorces so the most common reasons are there are too many differences and the marriage is not repairable. An at fault divorce is most common and this is when a spouse is filing for divorce because of infidelity, abuse, prison confinement, and may more reasons where the other spouse is at fault and deteriorating the marriage. There are 5 different defenses against an at fault divorce; connivance, condonation, recrimination, provocation, and collusion. Connivance is defense to adultery, it suggests that the partner agreed to and/or participated in the infidelity. Condonation declares that the other spouse knew
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