In New York and Mississippi, it is still legal to sue the third party in a divorce for ``alienation of affection´´, or in other words for stealing your spouse. The divorce rate in the USA has declined but this may be because many more couples choose to live together instead of getting married. In England this is called a common-law marriage and may hold the same benefits and protection for the wife and children as a traditional marriage. Smoking can increase the likelihood of divorce significantly, if only one partner smokes. Some religious organisations refuse to recognise divorce, saying that the only grounds for ending the marriage is death, while some are more lenient towards the husband divorcing the wife than vice versa.
Here are some facts about divorce that not everybody knows: · The divorce rate increases in people who have already been divorced at least once, and that chance increases each time they remarry. · The average amount of time it takes to get divorced in the U.S. is about one year. · Ronald Regan is the only U.S. president known to have been divorced. · People wait about three years, on average, to remarry after a divorce. · Marriages are more likely to last longer in couples who have a comfortable income and college education. · Couples without kids get divorced at just a fractionally higher rate than couples with children.