Essay about Effects Of Divorce On Children And Teens

1942 Words Nov 29th, 2016 8 Pages
Datoine Mcmillian
Prof. Kathleen Molloy
English 110
12 Feb 2016

Effects of Divorce on Children

Divorce in the US has increased since the late 19th century. More than half of the US marriages fail which can cause terrible effects on children and teens. These negative effects can put kids on a downward path to bad behavior . Divorce can have short term and ,long term, emotional and physical effects on children , from infants all the way through adolescence .
According to Wilkinson & Finkbeiner family and law attorneys divorce rates and marriage rates are slowly decreasing at 6.8 per 1,000 total population is the rate for marriage (wilkinson). This could be because less people are getting married which means less divorce (wilkinson) .The younger people get married the higher risk they have of getting divorced before 21 (Louis) . In 1857 a act called the matrimonial allowed people to divorce, most divorce was only open to men and had to be granted by an act which was very costly (white) . A new law changed they way women divorced a man . In order for a women to divorce a man for adultery they had to prove that their husband cheated. They also had to prove other faults which was like rape or incest (white). Divorce took a big change in 1996 when a couple pamela & martin white filed for divorce after 33 years of marriage. The whites had been married for 33 years and owned a farm that was worth 4.5 million. During the process of their divorce she was awarded…

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