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Divorce is defined as the legal dissolution of a marriage. As a legal action, divorce culminates in a final divorce decree, which outlines for each individual his or her obligations for division of property and assets; support, if indicated; and provisions for children. Separate from legal implications, divorce is a transition that implies logistic and psychological challenges for all involved. Common challenges for adults going through the divorce process are processing grief, restoring self-esteem, managing anger, and easing emotional pain for their children. Common tasks for parents going through the divorce process are developing an identity as a divorced parent, becoming an effective single parent, dealing with their child(ren)'s anger, and establishing a workable co-parenting relationship with their ex-spouse.

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