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Divorce is the legal dissolution of a marriage. The legality and precise mechanics of divorce have varied widely in different societies.

Divorce in "The Girl Who Took Lessons" Edit

Karen and Mike Vaughan's marriage ended in a divorce. Karen had previously taken a course in law for non-lawyers and used the knowledge she had gained in that class to do their divorce herself.

Divorce in Justin Kloster Stories Edit

Justin Kloster's divorce motivated him to build time-travel technology in 2018 and visit his 21-year-old self in 1999. He wanted to prevent his marriage to Megan Tricoupis from failing. Ironically, his meddling prevented his younger self from marrying Megan at all, but instead led to a much happier and lasting marriage to Lindsey Fletcher.

Divorce in "Logan's Law"Edit

After his divorce, Ed Logan declared, "Man, the good ones are all taken." This little bit of wisdom came to be called "Logan's Law".[1] However, his friend, Steve Whortleberry, discovered that "Logan's Law" wasn't absolute.[2]

Divorce in Ruled Britannia Edit

In accordance with his desire for an heir, King Henry VIII made divorce permissible in the Protestant Church of England, but required the explicit authorization of the monarch. Consequently, divorce was all but impossible for ordinary people, as they would be unlikely ever to attract the monarch's attention.

In 1598, the Protestant Queen Elizabeth was restored to England's throne after a decade of the Spanish-backed reign of Queen Isabella and King Albert. Sir William Shakespeare, who'd proven instrumental in Elizabeth's restoration, obtained Elizabeth's permission to divorce Anne Hathaway, so he could marry Kate.

ReferencesEdit

  1. See, e.g., We Install and Other Stories, pg. 1757-1772.
  2. Ibid., loc 1789-1898.
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