Law videos.com presents this video that lays out the definition of divorce in simple terms.
When two people get divorced, it is up to the court to legally decree that they are no longer married.
Since there are a lot of factors to consider in divorce—such as custody, visitation, alimony and distribution of property of debts—the court often has to step in to mediate between the two parties.
Uncontested divorces, in which both parties are agreeable to the terms, usually don’t take a lot of time or money. Contested divorces, on the other hand, can sometimes take years if the two parties refuse to agree on these issues.