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March 2013 Archives

Blaming one another often leads to divorce

Unfortunately, marriage is not always happiness and smiles. All marriages present challenges to the couple; sometimes those challenges are insurmountable and sometimes they can be overcome. There are several reasons why a marriage may come to an unexpected, bitter end. For residents of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, divorce may involve multiple issues like property division, alimony and child custody.

Domestic violence among wealthy people

Since 2008, violence within the family has been on the increase. Regardless of their financial status, victims may be subjected to spousal abuse ranging from emotional and sexual abuse to physical assault. In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and other parts of the country, domestic violence is an issue calling for attention and action.

Grandparent retains guardianship rights

Many people consider the grandparents to be their children's second parents. The law may award grandparents custody and visitation rights to allow the grandparents to continue their relationship with their grandchildren. Guidelines regarding grandparents' rights may vary depending on the state. In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, there may be a situation where a grandparent might need to exercise these rights.

Mother's actions reinforce court decision in child-custody case

Divorce often brings bitter feelings and ugly behavior. Sometimes these feelings and behaviors result in disputes that determine child-custody arrangements and reinforce initial court decisions.