As little as 40 years ago, a couple splitting up was talked about it hush-hush tones. Today, albeit sadly, divorce is pretty common and doesn’t have the stigma attached to it like it once did. In fact, there are some people — in Connecticut as well — who actually celebrate their new-found freedom by having a divorce party. It can also be a way for them to pay homage to the marriage, no matter how long it lasted.

Ceremonies and rituals have always been a part of the human condition — whether it has been to celebrate a beginning or an ending. So, why should divorce be any different? If the couple parted amicably and are still friends, they may even choose to host such an event together. It may be a way for the couple to express to their friends that both of them want those friendships to remain and they don’t have to take sides.

Ending something as important as a marriage without a formality can be even sadder for the couple, their children, other family members and friends. Letting everyone know although they are no longer together, but that they are still family, may make the split easier to accept. Acknowledging how important the marriage was can help everyone involved to move forward, especially children.

Divorce has many ramifications and is also surrounded by many legalities. When a client needs help sorting out those legalities, he or she may wish to consult with a Connecticut attorney. A lawyer may be able to provide direction when it comes to the steps that need to be taken in a divorce process.