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A divorce is the termination of a marriage by legal action, requiring a petition or complaint for divorce by one party.

The substantive issues include division of property, child custody and support, child visitation, spousal support, and attorneys fees.

Generally, divorces should not take longer than 18 months.  Some divorces are settled in mediation, while others require the hiring of attorneys.  In more contentious situations, there may be more court appearances.