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January 2013 Archives

Telling the child about the divorce is important

Children often feel responsible for their parents' divorce and may live with the feeling of guilt for being responsible for the divorce. Often, the parents don't discuss their divorce with the children, assuming that they will figure out the reason for the divorce on their own.

Cop murders mother and child to escape child support payments

A police officer allegedly murdered an aspiring sheriff's deputy and left their baby to die in a hot car to avoid paying child support. The officer's double murder trial began recently in Prince George County, and the officer faces two counts of first degree murder for allegedly killing his 20-year-old girlfriend and their 1-year-old daughter in 2011. The mother and the child went missing a day before the cop was scheduled for a child-support hearing in a paternity suit involving their 1-year-old daughter.

Ex-wife of former Pennsylvania judge claims he assaulted her

A former judge from Perry County, Pennsylvania, denies that he assaulted his ex-wife three years ago at their Luzerne County home. The ex-wife alleges that she is a victim of domestic violence, claiming that the judge assaulted her on the night of their first anniversary after getting drunk.

Securing financial assets while seeking divorce

Going through a bad relationship is never easy. Most couples in Pennsylvania agree that divorce involves a lot of emotional stress. Along with the emotional factor, financial security is also on the minds of divorcing couples. Pre- and post-nuptial agreements are effective methods to reduce the stress of property division between separating couples.

Delinquent child support payments equal serious penalties

Raising a child is an endeavor mostly shared by parents. In Pennsylvania, there are a lot of issues that could result from one parent's request for child support. Some parents may have recently divorced and the custodial parent may have a hard time providing for all the needs of their children. There are also cases of unmarried couples where one parent seeks child support payments from the other. The father may request a paternity test in this case.