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What does an uncontested divorce mean?

When you hear that people can have a contested or uncontested divorce, you may think that this means they're contesting whether or not to get divorced at all. For instance, one spouse may have filed for divorce while the other thinks they should stay together for the kids and try to save the marriage.

How people look at divorce today

People in the United States do not look at divorce the same way that they did in the 1950s. Opinions have shifted. This has absolutely changed the landscape of marriage in the United States in some interesting ways.

Can children choose where they live after divorce?

When working through a divorce with your spouse, if you have children together, one of the biggest issues you'll have is determining how you will divide custody and where the kids will live. In some cases, parents can work this out between themselves. In other cases, the court has to help them if they cannot agree.

One reason happy couples split up

Not all couples who get divorced are inherently unhappy. Not all of them argue constantly. Abuse isn't always an issue. From the outside, they appear to be happy and well-adjusted, and most of their friends and family members would be shocked to hear that they're thinking about divorce.

Connecticut has one of the nation's highest divorce rates

Over the years, studies have found that the divorce rate in the United States has been dropping dramatically. While people often like to trot out the old "half of all marriages end in divorce," the reality is that some states show divorce rates as low as 20 percent, or one out of five. Iowa and Hawaii are two prime examples.

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