The stigma surrounding divorce has waned as divorce as become more common. By some estimates, 50 percent of all American marriages end in divorce. The collapse of a marriage is even more likely, according to The Nation, in ultra-conservative states and states with higher conservative Christian populations. Two researchers from the University of Iowa told The Nation that this was in part because conservative religious beliefs and the social norms surrounding them ‘decrease marital stability through the promotion of practices that increase divorce risk. An example of this could be the secondary status of women.
Bearing in mind that religion’which at one time may have encouraged couples to stay together even in a less-than-perfect relationship’may now increase the chance of divorce, it may come as no surprise that the stigma surrounding divorce is no longer a major factor. In fact, divorce parties, according to a recent Fox News article, ‘are all the rage. In Las Vegas, divorce parties have hit new heights of popularity. Glynda Rhodes is a high-end divorce party-planner in Vegas. She told Fox that, ‘if they want to burn their dress, or if they want to go to the spa’everybody has a different way they want to release.’
These divorce parties may come with all the same bells and whistles that a wedding did, including the cake. According to the Huffington Post, divorce cakes have been gaining traction in popularity as well. These cakes may be experiencing a surge in popularity right now because, according to a different Huffington Post article, February is what is known as ‘divorce month. There tend to be more divorces in February than any other time.
If you are considering divorce in Kane County, the most important first step is to seek the counsel of a family law attorney. No matter if your divorce is one worth throwing a party over, an attorney from the office of Van A. Larson can help you find a resolution that works for you. Contact our office today.