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  Ex Spouse Day!
When is Ex Spouse? Always  April 14th!

Whooah what kind of holiday is this? - (Weird Holidays)
Who would of thought we would be celebrating a holiday that gives recognition  to our 'Ex'!  And whyyyy are we doing that? Well that's the question so let's discuss this holiday a minute.  Are there really people out there that actually want to recognize their Ex?  I think most people would rather forget their ex, don't you?  I guess there's a few rare couples who ended their marriage as friends. Believe it or not, there are some who say the friendship is better than it was when they were married. So maybe this holiday is celebrated by ex's that are friends- Or, maybe "Ex Spouse Day" is a day we celebrate the fact that we actually have an ex spouse!  (you know for those who are happy about being divorced and want "nothing" to do with the ex) I don't know if we will ever find the real meaning behind this holiday- but you can sure bet that this is one of the strangest holidays that anyone has ever celebrated! If your an Ex- friend or foe- enjoy this holiday with what ever emotion is fitting.

Origin of this Holiday
This holiday is an American holiday celebrated each and every year on April 12th.
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day. We did however find that this holiday has been celebrated for years. There is plenty of documentation to support that this holiday does indeed exist.

This holiday is referred to as a "National" day. However, we did not find any congressional records or presidential proclamations for this day. Even though we didn't, this is still a holiday that is publicized to celebrate. So have fun with it and celebrate it!

We found recognition about this holiday from:
Calendar sites and personal Internet sites that blog and share information about this holiday.

How is this holiday celebrated?  Heck if we know!

Definition of Divorce:  "Divorce or dissolution of marriage is the termination of a marriage, canceling the legal duties and responsibilities of marriage and dissolving the bonds of matrimony between two persons. In most countries, divorce requires the sanction of a judge or other authority in a legal process to complete a divorce. A divorce does not declare a marriage null and void, as in an annulment, but divorce cancels the marital status of the parties, allowing them to marry another.

Types of divorce:  "Though divorce laws vary between jurisdiction, there are two basic approaches to divorce: fault based and no-fault based. However, even in some jurisdictions that do not require a party to claim fault of their partner, a court may still take into account the behavior of the parties when dividing property, debts, evaluating custody, and support."

"Laws vary as to the waiting period before a divorce is effective. Also, residency requirements vary. However, issues of division of property are typically determined by the law of the jurisdiction in which the property is located."

No-fault divorce:  "Under a no-fault divorce system the dissolution of a marriage does not require an allegation or proof of fault of either party. No-fault divorce has been in operation in Australia since 1975. In Australia the only ground for divorce is separation (or "deemed separation") for 12 months. The application can be made by either party or by both parties jointly."

"Forty-nine states of the United States have adopted no-fault divorce laws, with grounds for divorce including incompatibility, irreconcilable differences, and irremediable breakdown of the marriage."

"In the United Kingdom, to obtain a no-fault divorce the parties must have been separated for 2 years if both parties agree, and 5 years if one party does not agree."

"At-fault divorce"  "Prior to 1975, countries which permitted divorces also required proof by one party that the other party had committed an act incompatible to the marriage. This was termed "grounds" for divorce (popularly called "fault") and was the only way to terminate a marriage. Most jurisdictions around the world still require such proof of fault. In the United States, only New York state still requires fault for a divorce."

"Fault-based divorces can be contested and may involve allegations of collusion of the parties, or condonation, connivance, or provocation by the other party. Contested fault divorces can be expensive, and not usually practical as eventually most divorces are granted. Comparative rectitude is a doctrine used to determine which spouse is more at fault when both spouses are guilty of breaches."

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