By Robert E. Emery
Whereas the formal definition of divorce could be concise and simple (legal termination of a marital union, dissolving bonds of matrimony among parties), the consequences are something yet, rather whilst young ones are concerned. The americans for Divorce Reform estimates that "40 or most likely even 50 percentage of marriages will lead to divorce if present developments continue." open air the united states, divorce charges have markedly elevated throughout built nations. Divorce and its results are an important social consider our tradition and others. it'd be acknowledged complete "divorce undefined" has been built, with divorce attorneys and mediators, relations counselors, help teams, and so forth. As King Henry VIII's divorces confirmed, divorce has now not constantly been effortless or accredited. In a few nations, divorce isn't really accredited or even in Europe, nations reminiscent of Spain, Italy, Portugal, and the Republic of eire legalized divorce in simple terms within the latter region of the twentieth century. This multi-disciplinary encyclopedia covers curricular topics relating to divorce as tested via disciplines starting from marriage and the relatives to anthropology, social and felony heritage, developmental and medical psychology, and faith, throughout a lens of cultural sociology.
- 550 signed entries, A-to-Z, fill three volumes (1,500 pages) in print and digital codecs, supplying the main distinctive reference paintings on hand on matters concerning divorce, either within the U.S. and globally.
- Cross-References and additional Readings advisor readers to extra resources.
- A Chronology presents scholars with context through a ancient viewpoint of divorce.
- In the digital model, the excellent Index combines with Cross-References and thematic Reader's consultant issues to supply handy search-and-browse capabilities.
- For nation and state entries, uniform access constitution mixed with an abundance of data allows comparability among and throughout states and nations.
- Appendices supply extra annotated resources of knowledge and statistics.
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1972: In the young adult novel It’s Not the End of the World, Judy Blume addresses children’s concerns about divorce by portraying the conflicting emotions of a boy and girl whose parents are getting a divorce. 1973: The television program An American Family, a reality show, airs on the Public Broadcasting System. It includes depictions of both a gay individual (son Lance Loud) and of marital tensions leading to a divorce (parents Pat and Bill Loud). 1975: The Family Law Act in Australia establishes no-fault divorce.
This research suggests that warm, affirming parent– child relationships may help children to feel more secure during the process of divorce and are thus critical to easing children’s fears of abandonment and thus to adjustment. These findings align with attachment theory suggesting emotional availability of caregivers as fundamental to children’s experience of attachment. It is important to note that caregivers are better able to be emotionally available if their own caregivers modeled emotional availability.
1874: The New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children is founded as the world’s first child protective agency; the name is modeled on that of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, founded in 1886. 1879: In England, women’s rights advocate Annie Besant loses custody of her children on 1881: In the United States, Theodore Woolsey founds the New England Divorce Reform League. 1882: In the United States, the Edmunds Act makes polygamy a felony, and prohibits polygamists from acts such as voting, holding public office, or serving on a jury.