Divorce is the process of people with a legal relationship separate their assets, debts, and time related to their children.  Divorce can be complicated or easy depending on the issues to be separated, and whether or not the parties have any agreements.  

Here at Whalley Law, we searched the web to see how others defined divorce.  Here is what we found: 

A divorce happens after a husband and wife decide not to live together anymore and that they no longer want to be married to each other. They agree to sign legal papers that make them each single again and allow them to marry other people if they want to. (kidshealth.org) 

A divorce is a legal action between married people to terminate their marriage relationship. It can be referred to as the dissolution of marriage and is basically, the legal action that ends the marriage before the death of either spouse. Source(liveabout.com) 

Divorce, or “dissolution of marriage,” is the legal termination of the marital relationship. The divorce process is handled by family law attorneys (each estranged spouse retains his or her own counsel) and involves a number of issues, ranging from division of property to child custody. While it’s important to hire a lawyer who is skilled at your economic and other interests in a divorce, it is crucial to find an attorney with whom you feel comfortable on a personal level. Divorce is an intensely emotional process, requiring delicate people skills in addition to legal know-now.  Source: (hirealawyer.findlaw.com) 

Divorce, also known as dissolution of marriage, is the process of terminating a marriage or marital union. [1] Divorce usually entails the canceling or reorganizing of the legal duties and responsibilities of marriage, thus dissolving the bonds of matrimony between a married couple under the rule of law of the particular country or state. (en.wikipedia.org) 

Contested divorces mean that one of several issues are required to be heard by a judge at trial level this is more expensive, and the parties will have to pay for a lawyer’s time and preparation. In such a divorce the spouses are not able to agree on issues for instance child custody and division of marital assets. In such situations, the litigation process takes longer to conclude.  The judge controls the outcome of the case. Less adversarial approaches to divorce settlements have recently emerged, such as mediation and collaborative divorce settlement, which negotiate a mutually acceptable resolution to conflicts. This principle in the United States is called ‘Alternative Dispute Resolution’ and has gained popularity.  Source: (en.wikipedia.org) 

An uncontested divorce is essentially a simplified divorce proceeding, in which couples are able to avoid lengthy court hearings and hefty court fees by reaching an out-of-court agreement on the following issues: The division of marital assets and debt; Spousal maintenance awards; and child-related aspects of divorce, including child support, custody arrangements, visitation, and parenting plans. Those who opt for an uncontested divorce will need to include details about these arrangements in a marital settlement agreement before a court will issue a final court order. Source(sandrabonfiglio.com) 

A divorce happens after a husband and wife decide not to live together anymore and that they no longer want to be married to each other. They agree to sign legal papers that make them each single again and allow them to marry other people if they want to. (kidshealth.org)