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By Robert E. Emery

Whereas the formal definition of divorce should be concise and easy (legal termination of a marital union, dissolving bonds of matrimony among parties), the consequences are whatever yet, relatively while kids are concerned. The americans for Divorce Reform estimates that "40 or in all likelihood even 50 percentage of marriages will lead to divorce if present traits continue." outdoor the united states, divorce premiums have markedly elevated throughout built international locations. Divorce and its results are an important social think about our tradition and others. it would be stated entire "divorce undefined" has been developed, with divorce attorneys and mediators, kinfolk counselors, aid teams, and so forth. As King Henry VIII's divorces confirmed, divorce has no longer constantly been effortless or permitted. In a few nations, divorce isn't accepted or even in Europe, nations corresponding to Spain, Italy, Portugal, and the Republic of eire legalized divorce in simple terms within the latter area of the 20 th century. This multi-disciplinary encyclopedia covers curricular matters concerning divorce as tested via disciplines starting from marriage and the relatives to anthropology, social and criminal heritage, developmental and scientific psychology, and faith, throughout a lens of cultural sociology.


  • 550 signed entries, A-to-Z, fill three volumes (1,500 pages) in print and digital codecs, supplying the main distinctive reference paintings to be had on concerns regarding divorce, either within the U.S. and globally.
  • Cross-References and additional Readings consultant readers to extra resources.
  • A Chronology presents scholars with context through a old standpoint of divorce.
  • In the digital model, the excellent Index combines with Cross-References and thematic Reader's consultant subject matters to supply handy search-and-browse capabilities.
  • For kingdom and kingdom entries, uniform access constitution mixed with an abundance of facts enables comparability among and throughout states and nations.
  • Appendices offer additional annotated assets of knowledge and statistics.

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P. 20/2 (1958). Stark, V. Runaway Husbands: The Abandoned Wife’s Guide to Recovery and Renewal. Montreal: Green Light Press, 2010. , M. Kilpatrick, E. Maunsell, and M. Dorval. 8/4 (2000). Zukerman, J. T. 12/3 (1950). Abduction and Kidnapping of Children An infrequently discussed aspect of divorce is child abduction by a parent or family member. With estimates in the United States of 200,000 children abducted annually and with increased attention to the quagmire of international child abduction, kidnapping in the context of divorce is an urgent issue, central to children’s safety and well-being.

1970–1978: The series Maude, starring Bea Arthur, is the first American prime-time television xxxvi Chronology series in which a lead character goes through a divorce. 1971: In Baker v. Nelson, the Minnesota Supreme Court declines to approve gay marriage, ruling that there is a fundamental difference between marriage prohibitions based on the parties being of different races (prohibited by the 1967 Loving v. Virginia decision) and prohibitions based on the parties being of the same sex. S. Congress approves the Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution, but it is eventually ratified by only 35 states, insufficient for it to become law.

What is, or has become of, covenant marriage? How is divorce experienced by Native Americans? Is life expectancy really linked to divorce? You will even have a little fun as you explore this serious topic. We have included entries for celebrity divorces, comedy about divorce, and music about divorce. Yes, these topics have a serious side, as divorce in the media both reflects and shapes people’s expectations and behavior. But I just cannot get too worked up about the shortest marriage on record.

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