The Increase of Divorce in Society


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The Increase of Divorce in Society
According to D. Matthews (2010), “There are about 1,250,000 divorces per year in the United States. Every year, over 1 million children under age 18 are involved in a divorce” (p. 1). The history of divorce will show that major changes have happened since the sixteenth century in Europe to the present day process of divorce. Different state laws, changes in required finite grounds for divorce to no-fault divorce, and changes in attitudes toward divorce are the major factors in the history of divorce that continues to show increases in the statistics of divorce.
The history of divorce has changed since the sixteenth century to the present day practices of divorce. Looking back at history to the sixteenth...
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