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February 2013 Archives

Convicted Rapists May Pay Child Support Despite Loss of Rights

Parents who divorce are required to continue to financially support their children. Generally, whichever parent does not have custody of the children will pay child support to the parent who does - the custodial parent. However, Pennsylvania residents should be aware that child support is not limited to the context of divorce. In fact, even children born as a result of a sexual assault are entitled to be supported.

Kim Kardashian seeks quick trial for divorce

Sometimes, couples who are moving toward dissolution of marriage are able to do it in a peaceful and cooperative manner. Pursuing divorce with mutual trust and understanding, if possible, is generally helpful for couples, children and extended family. Couples may be able to amicably settle the matter by mediation, if possible; they may also want to avoid protracted and potentially costly litigation. Pennsylvania family laws provide various options for divorce.

Domestic violence victim's family raises awareness

The family members of a woman who was a victim of domestic violence about six years ago have started a foundation, which aims to raise awareness about domestic violence. The woman was brutally beaten to death by her husband, a former professor of economics at University of Pennsylvania. The founders of the Every Great Reason Foundation stated that the foundation aims to provide an opportunity for women who believe that getting out of domestic violence and spousal abuse and starting life fresh is not possible.