Marriage and Divorce
Perhaps you and your marriage partner experienced problems too difficult to overcome, and you chose to divorce. Getting a divorce through the legal system does not mean you break all ties with one another. You probably have to deal with each other on a number of issues, including matters concerning your children.
"SP487-F-Now That We're Divorced, Parenting Together," The University of Tennessee Agricultural Extension Service, 09-0234 SP487-F 3.5M 5/09 (Rep) E12-5320-00-042-09, http://trace.tennessee.edu/utk_agexfami/4