separation of man and wife effected by the judgment or decree of a court and either totallydissolving the marriage relation, or suspending its effects so far as concerns thecohabitation of the parties.
Divorce is technically defined as the severance of the marital tie between a man anda woman and entitles each of them to remarry once it is granted. It is the termination of amarriage by court judgment.
It is a judicial decree that is awarded declaring thedissolution of marriage. It leaves both spouses re-marry again. Many states refer to it as
Dissolution of Marriage
and is also referred to as
Absolute Divorce, Divorce from the Bond(s) of Matrimony, Total Divorce
Most divorces areobtained by agreement between both parties allowing the dissolution of marriage to progress through the court system fairly quickly and easily, some with and some withoutlegal representation. However, there is a small percentage that cannot come to asatisfactory agreement regarding termination of their marriage, nor the related issues.
For most countries, Divorce is considered as an everyday issue. Somehow, most people in or neighbouring countries has developed a sense of normalcy about that topic.Which makes many of us wonder especially the liberal ones, how come our country, thePhilippines, does not discuss it or deal with the way other countries do?
Black’s Law Dictionary with pronunciations, 8
Edition, 1990, Henry Campbell Black,M. A.