Divorce is a legal procedure in which a court judge or any other higher authority legally terminates a marriage. Divorce is allowed in the both the countries if both husband and wife are willing to get divorced with mutual understanding. Both the parties have to apply to the marriage registration authority for divorce in both the countries (Chen, 2008). The procedure of divorce in United States is a bit complex and requires extensive paper work while in China; the Chinese government follows a simple procedure and issues a certificate of divorce after validating that both the parties are willing to divorce with mutual consent.
Apart from this, many jurisdictions in United States take from approximately three months to a year or even longer to sanction a final divorce certificate but in China, the time complexity is not a problem and the couples get divorce with an ease. Recently, American government has also approved “No Fault divorces” that are caused due to irreconcilable differences between the couple while the Chinese government has not legally adopted this approach of divorce (China through a Lens, 2012). Besides this, China has stated its marriage and divorce laws in the form of articles and one of the best legitimated laws of divorce that differentiate the country from United States is that the husband can not apply for the divorce when his wife is pregnant or within one year after giving birth to a child or within six months after terminating the incubation where as the wife can do this in such kind of case as the restriction does not apply for the wife in the following case.