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Divorce Party: Tacky Or Tasteful? (VIDEO)

05/15/2013 08:09 pm ET

Divorce parties: tacky or tasteful?

That's the question tackled in a recent CBS Miami segment. And it turns out, divorce experts are divided.

Couples counselor Donna Martini told CBS that the celebrations help facilitate the moving on process.

“You’re allowed to be who you are and allowed to pursue your happiness so this is a way to mark that, to say 'OK, the hardship, the really tough part is over now,'” she said in the segment.

But psychiatrist Harris Straightner said that divorce parties send the wrong message, particularly if the couple has children.

“To celebrate something that did not result in a good union, that goes against the vows that somebody took,” he said.

Celebrities are no stranger to the concept. The White Stripes' Jack White and model Karen Elson announced their 2011 split by sending invitations to a joint divorce party, and Blink 182 drummer Travis Barker's ex-wife, Shanna Moakler, threw a divorce party in 2006, complete with a divorce cake.

We want to know: would you throw a divorce party? Let us know in the poll, then click through the slideshow below for interesting divorce customs from around the world.

Interesting Divorce Customs

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