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Definition - What does Divorce mean?

Divorce is the dissolution of a marriage under the law of a particular jurisdiction. Although the specific laws for divorce vary depending on the jurisdiction, a divorce process through a legal authority or court is required to dissolute a marriage. Divorce differs from annulment.

Justipedia explains Divorce

A married couple who no longer wishes to live together or to be a part of each other’s lives can legally dissolve their marriage through divorce. Every country in the world, excluding the Philippines and the Vatican City, has laws under which a married couple can obtain a divorce. However, the laws vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. Divorce is classified into different categories depending on the laws and the process under which divorce is sought. Categories may include fault divorce, no-fault divorce, contested divorce, uncontested divorce, collaborative divorce, summary divorce, and mediated divorce.

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