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A concept which originated in England in the 1650s, involved requiring a husband deemed to be at fault to provide his wife with a financial allowance. This concept is known today as

alimony.
split custody.
palimony.
common-law marriage
alimony.
The restrictive divorce laws of New York and South Carolina led to _______________ divorce.

economic
community
legal
migratory
migratory
After nearly 40 years, experience with _____________ divorce has shown that it is not the panacea its advocates had anticipated.

no-fault
emotional
coparental
community
no-fault
Because of a cultural tradition that emphasizes the importance of the family unit, _____________ have the lowest overall divorce rate.

whites
Native Americans
African Americans
Latinos
Latinos
An evaluation of the attractiveness of possible alternatives, including new relationships, is one of the criteria used in the decision to

separate or divorce.
enter into a personal marriage agreement.
prepare a prenuptial agreement.
participate in coverture.
separate or divorce.
In a(an) ______________ divorce, one spouse, or both, question the viability of the relationship.

community
economic
coparental
emotional
emotional
The ________________ divorce usually follows a period of months or even years of deliberation.

economic
psychic
community
legal
legal
The ______________ divorce can be a source of conflict, especially when parents are engaged in a custody battle.

psychic
community
legal
coparental
coparental
__________ refers to the termination of marital cohabitation.

Separation
Divorce
Desertion
Annulment
Separation
_______ refers to the abandonment of a spouse or family.

Annulment
Separation
Divorce
Desertion
Desertion
Throughout U.S. history in divorce cases, courts have almost always awarded __________ custody of dependent children.

sole
joint legal
noncustodial
joint physical
sole
__________ custody means that both parents are to share decision making on such issues as education and health care.

Joint Legal
Noncustodial
Joint physical
Sole
Joint Legal
__________ involves efforts aimed at helping people conclude the psychic divorce.

Divorce mediation
Divorce counseling
Conciliation counseling
Marriage counseling
Divorce counseling
Some states require _______________ before the courts will consider granting a divorce.

conciliation counseling
divorce counseling
divorce mediation
marriage counseling
conciliation counseling
__________ is designed to help divorcing couples negotiate a fair and mutually agreed-upon resolution of marital property distribution, etc.

Divorce counseling
Marriage counseling
Divorce mediation
Conciliation counseling
Divorce mediation
T or F

Recent research has found that the higher divorce rate for African Americans is due to the legacy of slavery.
F
T or F

The younger the age at marriage, the more likely the couple is to divorce.
T
T or F

The lower the income, the more likely the couple is to divorce.
T
T or F

People whose parents divorced have a lower rate of divorce than do children who come from an intact home.
F
T or F

Legal separation involves court ordered specific regulations governing the couple's interactions.
T
T or F

Desertion only occurs among the lower socioeconomic classes.
F
T or F

Numerous studies have indicated that marital instability has increased along with women's labor force participation.
T
T or F

The most striking difference between women and men following a divorce is a monetary one.
T
T or F

Divorced men typically have custody of their children.
F
T or F

Bird-nesting is a form of joint custody
T
T or F

Custodial grandparents have an advantage in maintaining ties with their grandchildren.
T
T or F

Mothers are significantly more likely to abduct children than fathers.
F
T or F

All states require conciliation counseling.
F
T or F

Collaborative law is a process used to see if the marital problems can be resolved and the marriage saved.
F
T or F

Although divorce mediation is still relatively new, evidence suggests that all parties benefit from the process.
T
The provision for financial support at the dissolution of a marriage. (p. 402)
alimony
Divorce by mutual consent. (p. 403)
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crude divorce rate B. A redefining of self away from the mutuality of couplehood and back to a sense of singlehood. (p. 413) A. The number of divorces per 1000 people in the population. (p. 405)
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stations of divorce B. A redefining of self away from the mutuality of couplehood and back to a sense of singlehood. (p. 413) F. The six divorces that couples experience in dissolving their marital relationship. (p. 412)
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emotional divorce B. A redefining of self away from the mutuality of couplehood and back to a sense of singlehood. (p. 413) E. When one or both spouses question the viability or quality of the relationship. (p. 412)
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psychic divorce B. A redefining of self away from the mutuality of couplehood and back to a sense of singlehood. (p. 413) B. A redefining of self away from the mutuality of couplehood and back to a sense of singlehood. (p. 413)
no-fault divorce
The number of divorces per 1000 people in the population. (p. 405)
crude divorce rate
The six divorces that couples experience in dissolving their marital relationship.
stations of divorce
When one or both spouses question the viability or quality of the relationship. (p. 412)
emotional divorce
A redefining of self away from the mutuality of couplehood and back to a sense of singlehood. (p. 413)
psychic divorce
The number of divorces per 1000 women age 15 and over. (p. 405)
refined divorce rate
When one parent is given legal responsibility for raising the child. (p. 424)
sole custody
The attempt to ascertain whether the marital problems can be resolved and the couple reconciled. (p. 427)
conciliation counseling
The "poor" people's divorce. (p. 413)
desertion
. When a couple does not meet the legal requirements for marriage in the first place. (p. 403)
annulment
When judges occasionally split siblings, giving girls or younger children to the care of the mother and the boys or older children to the father. (p. 403)
split custody
The official ending of the marriage. (p. 412)
legal divorce