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December 2012 Archives

Pennsylvania man charged with assaulting girlfriend

Like most people, Pennsylvania residents know that emotional outbursts in close relationships may sometimes result in violence. Cases of domestic violence include not only spousal abuse, but also violence against boyfriends, girlfriends and other family members. Recently, a man was arrested in Pennsylvania for assaulting and harassing his girlfriend.

Absence of prenup may lead billionaire to lose half his fortune

Pennsylvania residents should be aware of the importance of a prenuptial agreement before marriage. They should understand that prenuptial agreements will avoid future complications should a divorce occur. A prenuptial agreement will prevent the possible loss of valuable assets in divorce proceedings, as may occur in the case of billionaire Stewart Rahr.

U.S. Supreme Court to decide international child custody case

Residents of Pennsylvania may know some people who have married citizens of other countries, especially those who have served overseas in the military. If these people become involved in divorce proceedings, child custody issues may implicate an international treaty. This treaty protects children from being taken wrongfully to other countries. Presently, the U.S. Supreme Court is considering one such child custody dispute, where the parents are of different nationalities. This case may not only affect the parties involved, but may also affect any similar cases in the future.

Steps to prevent domestic violence

Families in Pennsylvania may agree that domestic disputes or quarrels are common in any household. However, it is a cause of concern when these little disputes get bigger and culminate in domestic violence. The violence may be directed towards a spouse, girlfriend, boyfriend or any other family relation. Sometimes victims tolerate the violence without protesting.