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Divorce parties celebrate freedom after a stressful divorce

For many people, going through a divorce is a stressful process. When the divorce is finalized, most people will feel a sense of relief. At that point, some people are turning to divorce parties to celebrate their new found freedom. Virginia readers who are going through a divorce might like to learn about these all-out parties that can be, well, the icing on the cake.

These parties often include a cake and other festive arrangements. Some people have taken to calling the cakes at these parties freedom cakes. It might have an edible copy of the divorce decree on the top of the cake. Alternately, it might show a scene that makes light of the end of the marriage. What might throw some people for a loop is that the cake is often black and might feature figures on it that have weapons.

For some couples, the divorce party is a joint venture. It is a way to show friends and family members that they are divorced but still friends. This is often the case for people who have children and plan on co-parenting those children. Some business owners might opt to have a divorce party to show that they will still work together after the divorce.

The number of divorce parties seems to be climbing, according to some in the party planning and baking businesses. For people who are struggling through the divorce process, these parties can be a final farewell to the stress and hassle of a situation that was unpleasant. Taking the time to celebrate the fresh start given to them by a divorce settlement negotiated through knowing about the applicable divorce laws in Virginia can be freeing.

Source:  Contra Costa Times, "Why not celebrate divorce with a party?" Leanne Italie, Jun. 03, 2014

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