Delaying divorce: pitfalls of restrictive divorce requirements

dc.contributor.authorMoore, Elena
dc.date.accessioned2016-05-06T10:29:20Z
dc.date.available2016-05-06T10:29:20Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.date.updated2016-05-06T10:27:55Z
dc.description.abstractA period of separation is a ground for divorce in some countries. During this waiting period, some parents live apart in two separate residences, while other parents live apart in one residence. In this article, I examine the experiences of fathers who remain living in the same residence as their former partners and the experiences of a number of fathers who had to move out of the family home and live in a separate residence after the decision to separate. The findings show that restrictive divorce policies that delay divorce potentially create a situation of prolonged boundary ambiguity which complicate the process of renegotiating boundaries between parenting and former spousal relationships on divorce. The article argues that for a sample of divorced fathers, the policies that require a prolonged waiting period relate in some way to issues of unclear boundaries.en_ZA
dc.identifier.apacitationMoore, E. (2015). Delaying divorce: pitfalls of restrictive divorce requirements. <i>Journal of Family Issues</i>, http://hdl.handle.net/11427/19482en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitationMoore, Elena "Delaying divorce: pitfalls of restrictive divorce requirements." <i>Journal of Family Issues</i> (2015) http://hdl.handle.net/11427/19482en_ZA
dc.identifier.citationMoore, E. (2015). Delaying divorce pitfalls of restrictive divorce requirements. Journal of Family Issues, 0192513X14566620.en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn0192-513Xen_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Journal Article AU - Moore, Elena AB - A period of separation is a ground for divorce in some countries. During this waiting period, some parents live apart in two separate residences, while other parents live apart in one residence. In this article, I examine the experiences of fathers who remain living in the same residence as their former partners and the experiences of a number of fathers who had to move out of the family home and live in a separate residence after the decision to separate. The findings show that restrictive divorce policies that delay divorce potentially create a situation of prolonged boundary ambiguity which complicate the process of renegotiating boundaries between parenting and former spousal relationships on divorce. The article argues that for a sample of divorced fathers, the policies that require a prolonged waiting period relate in some way to issues of unclear boundaries. DA - 2015 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town J1 - Journal of Family Issues LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2015 SM - 0192-513X T1 - Delaying divorce: pitfalls of restrictive divorce requirements TI - Delaying divorce: pitfalls of restrictive divorce requirements UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/19482 ER - en_ZA
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11427/19482
dc.identifier.vancouvercitationMoore E. Delaying divorce: pitfalls of restrictive divorce requirements. Journal of Family Issues. 2015; http://hdl.handle.net/11427/19482.en_ZA
dc.languageengen_ZA
dc.publisherSAGE Publicationsen_ZA
dc.publisher.departmentCentre for Social Science Research(CSSR)en_ZA
dc.publisher.facultyFaculty of Humanitiesen_ZA
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Cape Town
dc.sourceJournal of Family Issuesen_ZA
dc.source.urihttps://uk.sagepub.com/en-gb/afr/journal-of-family-issues/journal200912
dc.subject.otherDivorce/Separation
dc.subject.otherDyadic relationship/Quality/Satisfaction
dc.subject.otherFamily law
dc.subject.otherFamily policy
dc.titleDelaying divorce: pitfalls of restrictive divorce requirementsen_ZA
dc.typeJournal Articleen_ZA
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