A Quick Guide to Religious Divorce: Part 1

For many couples, divorce is both a legal and a religious matter. Faith can guide whether or not couples get divorced in the first place — and how divorce proceedings ultimately play out. In our blog series on religious divorce, we’ll examine the interplay of civil and faith-based divorces. When Divorce Is Not Allowed Some religious groups regard all divorces — through the state, in the church, or otherwise — as illegitimate. In the Roman Catholic Church, for example, a properly officiated marriage is regarded as eternal. Divorces are therefore not recognized, even if they’re legally obtained. Under select circumstances, however, couples may be granted annulments. While some religions clearly frown on divorce, adherents may pursue civil dissolution in spite of their convictions. These couples may not be divorced in the eyes of their faith, but their civil arrangements remain legally valid. Perceptions of Divorce Some faiths see a clear divide…

Read more detail on Recent Family Law posts –

This entry was posted in Divorce Law and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply