• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Divorce - a formal and legal ending of a marriage

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Courswork 2 Divorce is a formal and legal ending of a marriage. When couples decide to marry they are making a life long commitment and hope that their marriage will last for life. Marital breakdown is another factor in the life of a married couple, and there can be many reasons for a break up between married couples but all reasons lead to pain and difficulty, this is why couples are encouraged to strengthen their relationships all the time The reasons for a break up in a marriage are numerous they mostly have to do with financial stability as most couples find this an important issue in life. Some reasons can be pretty straight forward like a lack of communication or a lack of companionship which are equally important. ...read more.

Middle

All these reasons lead up to the final part of marital breakdown Divorce. The Catholic Church does not see divorce as a feasible excuse for a couple to break up as it is a valid contract between two baptized Christians and is regarded as a sacrament. The Catholic Church states divorce is a legal break up of a marriage leaving either partner free to marry again, though the Roman Catholic Church does not recognize divorce for the following reasons, * Christ insisted that the original intention for marriage in the plan of God and that it should be indissoluble. * People who divorce are breaking a natural law, for the two people made a contract in the eyes of God, and vowed to be with each other to death do they part. ...read more.

Conclusion

Annulment and Separation are the red herrings of marital breakdown as they are only granted in special situations. Annulment In the exceptional case of an annulment the church classifies the marriage as unofficial and therefore not legal, there are 12 grounds on which an annulment can be granted these include * One of the partners not consenting to the marriage in the first place * One spouse not understanding the implications of what they were doing when they married * The marriage not being consummated - no sexual act took place. Separation though this may be the most painful, but necessary answer to a marriage that has become unfeasible. This can lead to a civil divorce without any blame being dealt to either partner. In this way certain legal rights, the care of the children and any inheritance can be protected. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Family, Marriage and Divorce section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Family, Marriage and Divorce essays

  1. What impact does divorce and separation have on children and what effect has this ...

    This is the process in which a smaller version of interview/questionnaire is carried out before the authentic investigation. Researchers use information gathered in pilot studies to refine or modify the research methodology. This combats any mistakes re-occurring which could cause erroneous results.

  2. The Ethics of Marriage and Divorce.

    Although this could also lead to illegitimate and unwanted children, the spreading of sexually transmitted diseases, disappointment, and distrust.

  1. Is Divorce Right or Wrong?

    Leviticus 21:7 'A widow or divorced woman must keep every vow she makes and every promise to abstain from something.' Numbers 30:9 If a man takes a wife and, after lying with her, dislikes her and slanders her and gives her a bad name, saying, "I married this woman, but

  2. Religion and Relationships

    Quakers are known for their modern or socialist views. The Bible states that children must obey their parents, "Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord." Colossians 3:20 This quote shows that children must do whatever their parents ask of them because this pleases God. Most Christian denominations agree on this view and agree that a family is the place to raise and influence children.

  1. Explain the Teaching of the Catholic Church regarding Marriage, Divorce and Annulment

    Throughout the mass the priest will talk of bonding and that God has made the couple one flesh. Therefore the Catholic Church regards marriage as permanent and therefore indissoluble, further backed up in Catechism 1624, stating that the Holy Spirit has sealed the covenant between man and woman, which should act to help keep their love strong.

  2. Love and relationships in Hinduism and Islam.

    While many obey this policy, those couples who have daughters and have no sons many keep on having children until one is a boy. When people do not use contraception it is usually because they are illiterate and uneducated and so they do not understand what is available to them.

  1. Marital Breakdown and Divorce

    Finally, in 1995, the need to prove fault, such as adultery, unreasonable behaviour or desertion, in a marriage was removed. However, couples were compelled to stay together for a year and to try to work out their differences or to negotiate their own settlements.

  2. Religion and human relationships Religion and medical ethics - views of Christians and Moslems.

    The Church of England disapproves of divorce but recognises it can be the lesser of two evils, for example, it is better to leave an abusive relationship, even if that results in divorce. This means that it is up to the priest to decide whether to allow a divorcee to remarry or not.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work