When did divorce become legal in America?

Answer Divorce has always been legal in America. The first American divorce took place in 1639. But getting a divorce could be difficult, as many states limited the grounds under which a couple could div... Read More »

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The Divorce Rate for Cheating Spouses?

It is clear that cheating plays a part in many divorces. Less clear is how often infidelity alone is the cause of the divorce. Infidelity kills marriages, but marriages also survive infidelity. Lik... Read More »

What is the crime rate in america?

According to the FBI's annual report, Crime in the United States, 454.5 violent crimes and 3,212.5 property crimes (rates are per 100,000 population) were reported in 2008. The rate of violent cri... Read More »

Do both parties have to sign the divorce paperwork to make a divorce legal?

No, though if one party cannot be served with papers or refuses to sign them, the divorce process will be delayed. In such cases, the other spouse can request that the judge issue a default judgmen... Read More »

Is a divorce final if only one partner signs the divorce papers?

If one of the spouses refuses to sign divorce papers, the divorce is not final. When this happens, a divorce action is filed in court--and is usually resolved one way or another during a trial.Refe... Read More »