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October 2013 Archives

Grandparents' rights-parenting grandchildren can be tricky

Taking care of children is challenging and, at the same time, fulfilling, here in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. That may be the reason why the number of grandparents who look after their grandchildren is increasing. There are also other reasons why this shift is happening. Divorce, unplanned pregnancy and early parenthood, imprisonment and substance abuse are some of the common reasons why parents cannot take care of their children, which, in turn, can make the grandparents amenable to taking on parenting responsibilities.

At any rate, child support remains a parent's responsibility

Raising children is always accompanied by financial costs and every parent, including those from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is already aware of that fact. However, when the time comes for both parents to decide to end the marriage, the financial obligation that accompanies raising a child, which is child support, can become a problem for the non-custodial parent.

Survey reflects disturbing results in domestic violence

Domestic violence remains a threat to many communities in the United States, including those in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. When it comes to domestic violence, people's realization that they are a victim of domestic violence is a significant factor in battling such forms of abuse. Unfortunately, a recent survey stated that some people stay in the shadows of domestic abuse.