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September 2015 Archives

Legal remedies for those who have suffered domestic violence

Domestic violence is one of the most prevalent health concerns in Pennsylvania and throughout the greater United States. Sadly, it is also one of those issues that can get swept under the rug. Although many suffer at the hand of an abusive spouse, partner or other family member, many might fail to recognize the actions as domestic violence. If they do recognize it, they may not know what options are available to them.

Divorce selfies are a growing trend

Much of the developments in modern life have far-reaching impacts that many Philadelphia residents may not have even considered. For instance, social media has become a large factor in the lives of many. Many choose to document all aspects of their lives, releasing all manner of details regarding their personal lives to the public. With the all-pervasive presence of social media, it is no surprise that there are ways in which public perception of divorce is altered by social media.

What constitutes domestic violence?

Pennsylvania residents may be shocked and saddened to learn just how widespread domestic violence in our country is. In fact, the U.S. Surgeon General at one point declared domestic violence to be the number one health concern in the United States. Domestic violence can be incredibly traumatizing and victims may be harmed in many ways including physical, psychological and financial.

A look at child custody laws in Pennsylvania

Divorce can involve many complicated emotions. These emotions can make many aspects of a divorce difficult, even messy, and they can sometimes make it difficult to approach divorce issues with a clear head. With help, however, it is oftentimes possible to set aside emotions and pave the way for smooth divorce.

Grounds for divorce in Pennsylvania

There are several grounds for divorce in Pennsylvania. The ground of fault is just one of them. The Pennsylvania court may grant a fault divorce to the partner, when it has been established that the other partner has deserted the spouse without any reason for a period of one year or more.