Weddings are joyful celebrations. Traditional or not, they are festive. Divorces are not easy times for families, especially when children are involved. That is where divorce ceremonies come into place as discussed by a June 18, 2012 TODAY article.

A divorce ceremony offers a symbolic way for couples to part but to affirm their commitments as parents. Children can be incorporated in the ceremony through vows that the exes make to continue their roles as parental units.

At some ceremonies, couples invite close family members and friends, likening the ceremony to a wedding. There are certified civil celebrants who perform these ceremonies. Couples who participate are often looking to end their marriage in a symbolic manner.

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