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TABLE H-5
1997 VERMONT DIVORCES
                                                NUMBER OF DIVORCES  WITH CHILDREN
                                               UNDER 18 AT TIME OF DECREE BY NUMBER
                                                         OF YEARS MARRIED
          
                                                     NUMBER WITH CHILDREN UNDER 18
          YEARS OF
          MARRIAGE                      NONE     ONE     TWO     THREE+     UNKNOWN   TOTAL
          ---------------               ----     ---     ---     ------     -------   -----
          
          UNDER 1 YEAR                    25       1       0          0         0        26
          1-2 YEARS                      239      67      18          2         2       328
          3-4 YEARS                      216      89      55         10         0       370
          5-9 YEARS                      316     169     209         48         0       742
          10-14 YEARS                    157      82     164         84         1       488
          15+ YEARS                      295     138     190         93         0       716
          UNKNOWN                          0       0       1          2         0         3
          
          TOTAL                         1248     546     637        239         3      2673

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TABLE H-6
1997 VERMONT DIVORCES
                               NUMBER OF DIVORCES BY CUSTODY OF CHILDREN UNDER 18 
                                                AT TIME OF DECREE*
          
                                                     NUMBER OF     COLUMN
                                      CUSTODY        DIVORCES      PERCENT#
                                      -------        --------      -------
          
                                      HUSBAND            116         8.1
          
                                      WIFE               939        65.9
          
                                      JOINT              304        21.3
          
                                      OTHER               14         1.0
          
                                      CUSTODY
                                      SPLIT **            49         3.4
          
                                      UNKNOWN              3         0.2
          
                                      TOTAL             1425       100.0



 * EXCLUDES DIVORCES WITH NO CHILDREN.
** MORE THAN ONE PARTY IS AWARDED CUSTODY OF ONE OR MORE CHILDREN IN A MULTIPLE CHILD FAMILY.
 # MAY NOT ADD TO 100% DUE TO ROUNDING.


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