Divorce: A Monster of Society

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Divorce is defined as “a complete or radical severance of closely connected things” and in this particular scenario, it is the separation of man and wife (Divorce). Unfortunately, divorce has emerged as a very likely outcome of marriages today, questioning the ideology that marriages are ‘made in heaven’. As divorce begins to be accepted as a common practice, the separation rates among couples are progressively increasing. The idea of divorce, considered as sin by many, has become a major concern in our society. Divorce of all types are becoming a common occurrence in the United States, but negative effects are leaving men, women and children in psychological turmoil. Divorce is one of those problems that could have endless probable causes. Perhaps young couples are less committed and put forth less effort to work out problems that otherwise could be solved by discussion and compromise. However, according to Daily Infographic, divorce is commonly caused by poor communication, financial troubles, abuse, infidelity and lack of attraction (Divorce in America). This could be a single cause, or a multitude of causes that could push a once loving couple to the point of signing legal papers. According to the Neighborhood Legal Services Association, divorce types can be generalized into four main categories: mutual consents, faults, two-year separations, and confinement (Divorce Law in Pennslyvania). Each of these categories will be explained in the subsequent paragraphs. In most cases of divorce, both parties must agree prior to proceeding with legal procedures. However, in fault based ground circumstances a judge is capable of overruling typical standards. According to Women’s Law, abandonment, adultery, cruel and barbarous treatment,... ... middle of paper ... ...ll. "Psychological and Emotional Aspects of Divorce." Mediate. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Apr. 2014. . "Divorce." The Free Dictionary. Farlex, n.d. Web. 15 Apr. 2014. . "Divorce in America." Daily Infographic. Ed. Jasmine. Info Graphic World, n.d. Web. 8 Apr. 2014. . "Divorce Law in Pennsylvania." Neighborhood Legal Services Association. NSL, n.d. Web. 11 Apr. 2014. . Wallerstein, Judith S., PhD. "Marriage and Divorce." American Psychological Association. APA, n.d. Web. 8 Apr. 2014. . WomensLaw. National Network to End Domestic Violence, n.d. Web. 11 Apr. 2014. .
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