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era of restricted divorce
the time of a restrictive approach toward divorce, until about the middle of the 19th century; divorces were usually granted only on the grounds of adultery or desertiton, and generally only to men
a ruling that a marriage was mever properly formed
era of divorce tolerance
the time of a tolerant approach toward divorce from the middle of the 19th century until, in the U.S., 1970; the grounds for divorce were widened, and divorce was made more accessible to women
era of unrestricted divorce
the time of a virtually unrestricted access to the divorce, from, in the U.S., 1970 to the present; divorces are usually granted without restriction to any married person who wants one
no-fault divorce
the granting of a divorce simply on the basis of marriage break down due to "irreconcilable diifferences"
initiator (of divorce)
the person in a marriage who first becomes dissatisfied and begins the process of ending the marriage
a bonding to another person that produces feelings of security, comfort, and ease when the other person is nearby
maintenance payments from an ex-husband to an ex-wife
legal custody (of children after a divorce)
the right to make important decisions about the children and the obligation to have legal responsibility for them
physical custody (of children oafter a divorce)
the right of a divorced spouse to have one's children live with one
joint legal custody (of children after divorce)
the retaining by both parents of an equal right to make important decisions concerning the child
an arrangement whereby divorced parents coordinate their activities and cooperate with each other in raising their children
parallel parenting
an arrangement whereby divorced parents gravitate toward a more detached style, going about their parenting business separately
crisis period
a period during the first year or two after parents separate when both the custodial parent and the children experience difficulties in dealing with the situation