Divorce or the dissolution of marriage is the final termination of a marital union, cancelling the legal duties and responsibilities of marriage and dissolving the bonds of matrimony between the parties unlike annulment, which declares the marriage null and void. Divorce laws vary considerably around the world, but in most countries it requires the sanction of a court or other authority in a legal process. The legal process of divorce may also involve issues of alimony spousal support, child custody, child support, distribution of property, and division of debt. This issue might be so popular; many had already talked about this but it still important for us to know more about this.
Why should divorce bill not to be passed? Many people think that this bill would be the answer for the problems of many families here in the Philippines, but did they think that divorce bill would be the cause of the growth of the broken families. What would be the effect of this bill to the families, especially to the child? This is the reason why we chose this sensitive topic. We wanted to tackle about it and talks about what would be its effect to everyone. Would it for the good of all or only for the sake of some people?
I. EFFECTS TO THE SOCIETY
I’m not in favour that Divorce will be legalized in the Philippines. I believe it’s illegal and against the law of God. Philippine is a Christian culture country and we are the largest Christian culture of all Asia. I don’t like Divorce at all and it has many disadvantages, of course Divorce ends your marriage that invests nothing at end, Divorce cost money and hurts children and also it changes personal relationships.
Many people might just don’t know the real importance of marriage even before planning of the wedding. Many of are very religious and follow the strict rules. We Filipinos believe that marriage is a sacred in the eyes of God. Divorce is not the solution to the problems of many couple having their difficulties, they should put in their mind that they should save the relationship. They both promise in front of God that they will be as one in dealing life through ups and downs. We should see the other side of the situation and not be selfish. Children are the number one reason to keep the family together and bravely face all the problems. We should stand as the last standing country that did not legalized divorce and fight our dignity as a Filipino and as a person.
Divorce hurts children. We probably know that, by and large, children of divorced parents are more likely than other children to suffer one or more of several difficulties, including depression, delinquency, low school performance, and social problems. The key question, of course, is whether these problems stem from the divorce or from other factors that tend to show up often with divorce. We don’t have a clear-cut answer.
Divorce reduces living standards. Divorce usually results in two households where there was one of the household before. And since most people don’t have extra money lying around for living expenses, it usually means two households living on the same money that supported one household before. And that means that at least one of you, probably both of you, will be living on a lower standard after you divorce than you have in the past. You’ll most likely need to watch your budget like never before.
Marriage is a social union or legal contract between two people that create kinship. To choose a good partner, we must decide a million times so that in the end we will not put in a situation that needs a divorce because absolutely it can affect the children. Love of the family is the Filipino cultural identity. Family is very important and we should not give the evil an opportunity to destroy our gift of life which is our family. I hope that many people realized the true essence of having a family. I will end up this with my deep and brief thought that in time of test, Family...
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