The law recommends several things, before a decree of divorce is issued.
Firstly, the law recommends an ascertainment of the fact that the people seeking the divorce were, in the first place, married. Questions like those pertaining to the marriage ceremony and those pertaining to the consummation of the marriage are asked. You see, some of the people who consider themselves to be married are, before the law, not the sorts of people who’d actually be described as married.
Secondly, the law recommends an ascertainment of the fact that the party seeking a divorce fully understands the weight of this sort of a decision. Sometimes, people who are pissed off by their spouses rush to courts seeking decrees of divorce in the heat of the moment, forgetting that these are serious life issues that need a lot of careful consideration before being undertaken.
Thirdly, the law recommends an ascertainment of the fact that the parties to the marriage have undergone counseling, and tried to heal the relationship, before finally deciding to call it quits. You can click here to access information on how online counseling services can be offered, to couples contemplating seeking a decree of divorce. Those who prefer face to face counseling are referred to the relevant marriage therapists.