Divorce

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  • Divorce
    • The legal separation of marriage by a court or other competent body to end a marriage.
    • Divorce reform act 1969
      • No longer had to prove that there was a "guilty party" just that the marriage was broken past repair.
      • Made divorce more socially acceptable.
    • The matrimonial and family act 1984
      • But critics say this inst enough time to give the marriage a proper chance.
      • Allowed couples to get divorced after one year of marriage
    • The family law act 1999
      • Introduced compulsory marriage counselling
      • Increased the time to 18 months
    • Factors that increase the divorce rate
      • Easier and cheaper to divorce
        • BECK & BECK: Rising divorce rather are the product of a rapidly changing world which the traditional rules, rituals and traditions of love and romance no longer apply.
      • People are not committed as they used to be
        • Social expectations have changed; Religious views etc.
        • High divorce rates indicate that marriage is increasingly valued as people arent willing to put up with empty shell marriages.
        • People now want emotional and sexual compatibility.
        • Women expectations of marriages have now changed.
      • No longer associated with stigma and shame
      • Improved educational and career opportunities
        • Women no longer want to be unhappily married and want to be more financially independent.
        • The welfare helped divorced women with children
    • New right: those who witness a divorce of their parents tend to be involved in anti-social behaviour, unemployment and divorced themselves.
  • Factors that increase the divorce rate
    • Easier and cheaper to divorce
      • BECK & BECK: Rising divorce rather are the product of a rapidly changing world which the traditional rules, rituals and traditions of love and romance no longer apply.
    • People are not committed as they used to be
      • Social expectations have changed; Religious views etc.
      • High divorce rates indicate that marriage is increasingly valued as people arent willing to put up with empty shell marriages.
      • People now want emotional and sexual compatibility.
      • Women expectations of marriages have now changed.
    • No longer associated with stigma and shame
    • Improved educational and career opportunities
      • Women no longer want to be unhappily married and want to be more financially independent.
      • The welfare helped divorced women with children

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