Chapter 32: Divorce and Its Legal Consequences
Chapter Overview: Ready to Learn?
A divorce is a declaration by the court that a valid marriage has come to an end. Grounds for divorce vary among states. Some of the traditional grounds for divorce include adultery, cruelty, desertion, and alcoholism or drug abuse. Alimony is an allowance for support and maintenance made to a divorced person by a former spouse. When marriages fail, the custody and support of the couple’s children is of major concern. Many laws have been written to protect children of divorce. As you study this chapter, you will gain a better understanding of divorce and the laws surrounding the dissolution of marriage.
Legal Web Links: Need to Know More?
Surf the Internet for legal Web links.
A Web site for Divorce Magazine. Includes links for divorce law, divorce mediation, and children and divorce.
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