I am new at family trees and have just started my own. Two questions regarding divorce. #1. How do you add a divorce after a branch has already been started. I don't know how to 'divorce the couple' after I've entered their children. I've had to delete the branch and start from scratch. #2. The divorce line doesn't show up when I've refreshed the tree. It's there if I view that persons branch...it just doesn't show up otherwise.
I'm new too but I think I understand what you're trying to do.
When you change the status from 'Married' to 'Divorced' it does not really break the link bewteen the couple, it just changes the Status to say divorced and changes the icon from a wedding ring to a broken wedding ring.
If you now wish to add a new wife/husband and perhaps add children to that new couple then you have to click the edit button (on the tree view) and select 'Spouses->Add Spouse' from the menu. It will ask you if your sure so you click 'Yes'.
You can now add the details of the new spouse and continue a new branch of the tree adding children if required.
To switch between the different branches, go to the common spouse on the tree view and click on the required spouse within the information window.
No, that wasn't quite my question. What you said makes sense though. No, my question seems to be that there is no place to edit a person when they are married to change it to divorced. I can add partners and children and delete the person...but I can't change anything. I just do not see anything that can change it from married to divorced. I've had to delete all the children and one of the partners, then put the partner back in, but list them as divorced from there instead of married. Then put all the children back in.
Actually, I finally found what you were talking about! That DOES help! But here's another question for you! (How can you tell I'm new to family trees!) Clicking on the person now will tell me they are divorced. But from looking at the tree itself, it is not apparent. I use the modern family tree. There should be a dotted line between the two...shouldn't there?