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  • Divorce
    • definition
      • legal agreement to terminate a marriage
    • studies
      • Joan chandler (1993)
        • if trends continue 40% of marriages will end in divorce
      • N Dennis
        • Marriages are sustained by emotional feelings from both parties
      • Giddens (1992)
        • confluent love
          • love from satisfaction not practicality
      • Fletcher
        • women expect more from marriage
      • Nicky Hart
        • women working has put more stress on women
          • conflict between workplace and roles in the home
      • Diana Gitting (19930
        • women are disillusioned with marriage.
    • Trends / statistics
      • divorce increasing
      • divorce rate
        • 2001 rate = 157 000
        • 1993 rate = 180 000
        • 2000 rate = 155 000
      • divorce applications
        • 1911 - 859 applications 3/4 approved
        • 1987 - 183000 applications 165 000 approved
    • Divorce laws
      • 1857 matrimonial causes act
        • set up civil divorce courts, grounds for divorce = adultery, cruelty and dissertion
      • 1937 matrimonial causes act
        • extended grounds for divorce: drunkenness, insanity.
      • 1949 legal aid and advice act
        • provided financial help for those that couldn't afford legal fees
      • 1969 divorce reform act
        • removed need to "prove" grounds. no fault marriage after 2 years apart
      • 1984 matrimonial proceedings act
        • reduced time couples needed to be married from 3 years to 1 year
      • 1996 family law act
        • amount of time couples had to be married increased to 18 months.
        • compulsory marriage counselling

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