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November 2013 Archives

Many grandparents assume primary caregiving of grandchildren

Older Americans, including many living in and around Philadelphia, Pennsylvania are the primary caregivers of their children's children, a trend that is likely to continue, due to nontraditional family structures that are so common today. Many grandchildren also live in households headed by their grandparents, often without benefit of a parent in the household as well. Nontraditional family structures such as single parenting, unplanned parenthood, divorce and remarriage of their children are often reasons why grandparents assume some parenting responsibility of their grandchildren.

Settling child custody with an uncooperative ex-spouse

Many divorced couples, including those in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, understand that disputes arising from child custody and visitation can occur. Disputes are possible because parents are concerned about their child; however, sometimes, a divorced parent may be uncooperative with his or her co-parent because of bitter feelings toward the other spouse.

Tips to determine if a spouse is hiding assets during divorce

Even Pennsylvanians who have never gone through it, know that divorce can be complicated. The process can trigger considerable emotion and exaggerate distrust between soon-to-be ex-spouses. One of most divisive issues is property division, especially if one spouse believes the other spouse is hiding assets but cannot prove it.

Victims of domestic violence susceptible to chronic diseases

Domestic violence is a serious issue all over the United States, including in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Although domestic abuse comes in different forms, a comprehensive study found that victims of domestic violence are more likely to acquire chronic health problems than people who are not abused.