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TABLE H-5
1998 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            40         1         0         0         0        41
    1-2 YEARS              236        60        22         5         0       323
    3-4 YEARS              229        96        42        10         1       378
    5-9 YEARS              284       163       154        69         2       672
    10-14 YEARS            154       103       156        86         0       499
    15+ YEARS              294       118       190        77         0       679
    UNKNOWN                  0         0         0         0         0         0
     
    TOTAL                 1237       541       564       247         3      2592

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TABLE H-6
1998 VERMONT DIVORCES
                            NUMBER OF DIVORCES BY CUSTODY OF CHILDREN UNDER 18 
                                          AT TIME OF DECREE*
               
                                                NUMBER OF     COLUMN
                                 CUSTODY        DIVORCES      PERCENT#
                                 -------        --------      -------
          
                                 HUSBAND             95         7.0
     
                                 WIFE               881        65.0
     
                                 JOINT              337        24.9
     
                                 OTHER               11         0.8
     
                                 CUSTODY
                                 SPLIT **            28         2.1
          
                                 UNKNOWN              3         0.2
          
                                 TOTAL             1355       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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