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July 2013 Archives

Dealing with the aftermath of divorce

At times, for whatever reasons, a marriage stops working. When that happens, couples turn to the divorce process -- with their children in tow. Because divorce is often linked with mixed and extreme emotions, it can create challenges for the family as a whole. It can generate stress and anxiety that affects not only the divorcing couples, but their children as well. Therefore, parents who are considering divorce should be ready to help their children cope with the changes in the family dynamics.

Ex-baseball star tops the list of non-supporting parents

Children in Pennsylvania have the right to receive benefits from both their parents. That is why in Philadelphia, in the case of a divorce, non-custodial parents are required by law to contribute a portion of their income to pay for their children's everyday expenses and to help the custodial parent to raise the children. In reality, there are a lot of parents who fail to fulfill their parental responsibilities once the divorce is finalized, especially when it comes to paying child support.

Philadelphia residents working to reduce domestic violence

In recent years, Philadelphia communities have witnessed numerous acts of violence against women and children. In fact, domestic violence has reached an all-time high among violent crimes. Police have reported 162 occurrences of domestic violence in the 181st district in 2013, overtaking homicides and aggravated assaults by handgun.

Domestic violence a growing worldwide problem

Family-related abuse comes in many forms, including domestic assault, sexual abuse and stalking. The issue of domestic violence has become so prevalent around the world that international authorities want to see it addressed as a worldwide health problem.