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Divorce and Remarriage
Terms in this set (23)
The quality of being firm and steadfast.
Means you are faithful to someone or something.
The legal action that ends a marriage.
The first stage of breakup when partners withdraw from each other.
The second stage of breakup when partners respond negatively to each other by blaming each other.
The third stage of breakup when partners feel that their trust has been broken.
A way to legally separate that states the marriage never took place due to some prior condition.
A way to end a marriage that lets couples live in separate homes and not remarry.
When the couple meets with a neutral third person to help the couple work out a solution.
The legal right to make decisions that affect children.
A form of custody where one spouse keeps all legal rights and responsibilities of parenting, while the other parent only has the right to visit their child.
A form of custody where parents share equally in decisions about the children, who split their time in each parent's home.
A form of custody where each parent has sole custody of one or more of the children.
A form of custody where children live first with one parent for a long time, then they live with the other parent for a long time.
A form of custody where someone else, usually a relative, is assigned as the children's legal guardian, or the children are put in a foster home.
The set amount to be paid each month by the spouse that doesn't have custody to the single parent with sole custody.
Financial support of an ex-spouse.
Working to change routines and feelings to function in a new setting.
Where one or both spouses have been married before and have children from those previous marriages.
When a parent favors his or her child more than his or her stepchild.
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