How are traditional divorce proceedings and child custody battles changing? A growing number of divorcing couples are choosing to end things on a positive note. More Americans are marking the ends of their marriages by celebrating, and some are even taking it as far as throwing divorce parties complete with divorce cakes. How did this get started, and are these parties just a passing fad?
How Actress Gwyneth Paltrow — And Her Conscious Uncoupling — Started It
Earlier this year, the actress announced her intentions to consciously uncouple from her then-husband Cold Play singer Chris Martin. In her statement, Paltrow revealed that the couple would take a unique spin on family Law. The duo opted out of terms like family divorce lawyers, divorce attorneys, and child-support attorneys. Instead, they chose to refer to their lawyers as uncoupling facilitators. They did not stop there, however. Paltrow and Martin also hosted an uncoupling ceremony. The actress wore a special all-white pantsuit, and Martin let their children, Apple and Moses, in song.
Although the start couple may have raised a considerable amount of eyebrows, they insist the decision was motivated by their children. “”We are parents first and foremost, to two incredibly wonderful children and we ask for their and our space and privacy to be respected at this difficult time,” Paltrow wrote.
Bakers Receive More Orders For Divorce Cakes
What does Paltrow and Martin’s decision have to do with the future of divorce and family law? Bakers report that, since their famous conscious uncoupling, more Americans are jumping on board …… and casting aside the negativity typically associated with divorce. ” “Event planners, bakers, lawyers and academics note the rise of ‘divorce parties’ over the last several years, many with cakes featuring weapon-wielding brides or gloomy black frosting on inverted tiers,” ABC News reports.
Divorce does not necessarily have to be a negative thing. More divorcees are following Paltrow and Martin’s example, and marking the end of their marriages with unconventional celebrations. More like this blog.