Civil Divorce Agreement

[56] In some countries (usually Europe and North America), the government defines and manages marriages and divorces. While ceremonies can be organized by religious officials on behalf of the state, a civil marriage and thus a civil divorce (without the participation of a religion) is also possible. Due to different norms and procedures, a couple may legally be unmarried, married or divorced according to the state definition, but may have a different status, as defined by a religious order. Other countries use religious law to manage marriages and divorces, eliminating this distinction….