Statistics show that some 50 percent of all first marriages in the United States end with divorce. This has put quite a huge strain on the country''s judicial system. Today different states offer various divorce possibilities – from less complicated and faster ones to those more strict and time-consuming, depending on factors like the length of the marriage, kids, shared property and others. While some states allow a rather quick divorce, others require that the couple spend months together before a final decision is granted. One thing most state legislations are quite careful with is the issue of child custody and support, as the court takes the interests of children above those of their parents. In order to find out more about the divorce situation in the United States and the main issues it involves – read this book.