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TABLE H-5
1999 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         0         0         0         0        40
               1-2 YEARS                   252        58        10         4         0       324
               3-4 YEARS                   227        99        50        12         0       388
               5-9 YEARS                   325       153       152        62         1       693
               10-14 YEARS                 144       100       151        58         0       453
               15+ YEARS                   349       153       166        79         2       749
               UNKNOWN                       3         0         1         1         0         5
                    
               TOTAL                      1340       563       530       216         3      2652

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TABLE H-6
1999 VERMONT DIVORCES
                    
                        NUMBER OF DIVORCES BY CUSTODY OF CHILDREN UNDER 18 AT TIME OF DECREE*
                    
                                                     NUMBER OF     COLUMN
                                      CUSTODY        DIVORCES      PERCENT#
                                      -------        --------      -------
                    
                                      HUSBAND            101         7.7
                    
                                      WIFE               839        63.9
                    
                                      JOINT              311        23.7
                    
                                      OTHER               13         1.0
                    
                                      CUSTODY
                                      SPLIT **            45         3.4
                   
                                      UNKNOWN              3         0.2

                                      TOTAL             1312       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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