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October 2014 Archives

Law offers protection for domestic violence victims

Sadly, domestic assault is not uncommon among married couples and people in intimate relationships. There are many types of domestic violence, as described in a previous blog post. Victims of domestic violence hold the key to stop the abuse. Here in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, local residents should know their rights so that they understand what to do if they become victims of abuse.

What common factors trigger a divorce in Pennsylvania?

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, residents are aware of the high rate of divorce in their city and across the state. The end of a marriage could come, even after a long period of reconciliation and counseling in an attempt to fix the marriage. However, some marriages are not meant to last, and, sometimes, it is best if both parties move on separate paths for the sake of the children and themselves. If you have been considering a divorce for any length of time, you should be aware of the grounds for divorce in Pennsylvania.

Delving deeper into Philadelphia grandparents' rights

Many Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, readers are thankful of their grandparents who molded them into who they are today. Some readers may still recall their weekend visits to their grandparents, or the times spent together on vacations and holidays. Nowadays though, often due to divorce or special circumstances, grandparents are becoming second parents to many grandchildren. In such cases, grandparents' rights must be exercised to ensure that the grandchildren are properly taken care of.

If you are raising a child alone, you will need child support

All parents can certainly relate to the fact that raising a child is financially challenging. In the absence of one parent, the ordeal becomes more difficult for the custodial parent. Fortunately, the concept of child support was created to ensure that both parents provide financial support to the child. Here in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, local readers may be familiar with child support issues that often arise in divorces and in cases in which parents are unmarried. If you are a parent raising a child alone without financial assistance from the other parent, it is time to make that parent provide support.

What are the basics of child custody?

Children need their parents to provide a loving and nurturing environment. When parents decide to separate, the question of who is going to provide this care is likely to arise. If you are a parent who is currently struggling with a child custody dispute, your mind is probably filled with many questions regarding your custody rights and the rights of the other parent involved. It is important to learn the basics of child custody so you can make sound decisions when discussing child custody issues.