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Divorce

Author: Christina Fisanick
Publisher: Detroit, Mich : Greenhaven Press, ©2007.
Series: Contemporary issues companion.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Essays discuss the effect of marriage contracts on the rate of divorce, the affect of divorce on social values, the positive and negative aspects of divorce, and the role of court systems in divorce proceedings.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Divorce.
Detroit, Mich : Greenhaven Press, ©2007
(OCoLC)690890122
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christina Fisanick
ISBN: 0737724528 9780737724523 0737724536 9780737724530
OCLC Number: 70698842
Description: 183 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: ch. 1. Divorce and the marriage contract --
1. The effects of prenuptial agreements on marriage and divorce / Carlin Flora --
2. No-fault divorce policies should be supported / Anne Kass --
3. No-fault divorce policies cheapen the marriage commitment / Dennis E. Powell --
4. Covenant marriage contracts will not lower the divorce rate / Bruce A. Robinson --
5. Same-sex marriages raise new divorce issues / Kathleen Burge --
ch. 2. Divorce in modern society --
1. Divorce harms American social values / Alex Moore --
2. Divorce is neither a modern nor a particularly American phenomenon / Alex Liazos --
3. Premarital cohabitation increases the chances of divorce / Phyllis H. Witcher --
4. Premarital cohabitation does not increase the chances of divorce / Catherine L. Harris --
5. An unhappy marriage can be worse than divorce / E. Mavis Hetherington --
6. Divorce does not make adults happier than staying in an unhappy marriage / Linda J. Waite [and others] --
ch. 3. Divorce and the family --
1. The family court system is biased against fathers / Rachel Alexander --
2. The family court system is biased against mothers / Garland Waller --
3. Divorce is always damaging to children / Elizabeth Marquardt --
4. Divorce is not always damaging to children / Karen S. Peterson --
5. Children of divorce have higher rates of divorce / Nicholas H. Wolfinger --
ch. 4. Personal narratives on divorce --
1. A journey through the Catholic annulment process / Joseph A. Califano Jr. --
2. An adult daughter struggles with her parents' divorce / Brooke Lea Foster --
3. Why divorce was not the answer to a failing marriage / Judy Bodmer --
4. Learning valuable lessons from divorce / Hugo Schwyzer --
5. A woman and her ex-husband create a loving family for their sons / Laura Stavoe --
6. A woman's marital views were shaped by her parents' divorce / Amy Conway --
7. The importance of same-sex civil union divorces / Kathy Anderson --
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Series Title: Contemporary issues companion.
Responsibility: Christina Fisanick, book editor.
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Essays discuss the effect of marriage contracts on the rate of divorce, the affect of divorce on social values, the positive and negative aspects of divorce, and the role of court systems in divorce proceedings.

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