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August 2013 Archives

Study finds antidepressant use increases prior to divorce

It takes a lot to maintain a married relationship. There are many options available to couples going through marital crisis here in Philadelphia. If those options fail to work, divorce is a possible final solution. Many individuals may see divorce as a precarious time with many struggles and consequences. As a result, many of those who are unhappy in their marriage opt to take over-the-counter or prescription drugs to ease the pain of being in an unhappy relationship.

Housing for domestic violence victims gets financial support

One issue, which is not discussed in public by people who have been abused and continue to be abused, is domestic violence. Domestic violence is a worldwide issue; but spousal abuse and all forms of domestic violence directed at children and parents here in Philadelphia are now thankfully getting some much-needed exposure. Efforts by local concerned groups are one of the reasons why the public is taking a hard look at this problem.

Understanding your financial health is important after a divorce

For many people in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the end of a long divorce battle is cause for celebration. However, divorce isn't necessarily the end of all ties with a former spouse. There are still financial concerns that spouses who divorce have to live through, even after the divorce papers are finally signed.

Mediation: an alternative in child support modification

During a divorce, there are laws that require non-custodial parents from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to share a portion of their income for child support. As child support is directly affected by the non-custodial parent's finances, disputes regarding this parental responsibility may sometimes become heated, mainly because of significant changes in the parent's financial capacity. Since this sudden change can happen to both the custodial and the supporting parent, both may encounter a situation that requires them to seek child support modification.

Parenting coordination in child custody disputes

In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania many residents are submerged in their ongoing divorce battles. These battles may become more grueling because a divorcing couple often disagrees regarding child custody issues. Although the parents' aim is to act in the child's best interest, parents sometimes become so involved in these heated battles that they tend to forget about the child. Fortunately, there is a promising profession that may help these co-parents properly coordinate with each other in taking care of the children.