21 11, 2016

Divorce in U.S. Plunges to 35-Year Low

By | 2017-04-25T22:32:50+00:00 November 21st, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

The U.S. divorce rate has fallen for the third consecutive year, to its lowest level in more than 35 years, according to data released Thursday. Meanwhile, marriage is up a bit, at 32.3 marriages for every 1,000 unmarried women age 15 or older last year, from 31.9 in 2014. It was the highest since 2009, suggesting that, after [...]

14 11, 2016

A Child’s Voice: Why Children Should Have An Opportunity To Express Their Views In Court Proceedings

By | 2016-11-14T22:51:02+00:00 November 14th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

It's only logical to assume that a child should be given the opportunity to express their views wholeheartedly in children proceedings. However, the important question remains — just how much weight should the words of a child be allotted when making court decisions? Freedom of expression is rarely a part of a children's rights advocacy, [...]

14 11, 2016

Gay men in domestic violence situations face barriers to wellness at every turn

By | 2017-04-25T22:32:50+00:00 November 14th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

For two years, Armando told no one that he was living with a partner who subjected him to physical, emotional and psychological abuse. In 2007, after a severe fight with his partner landed him in the hospital, he finally had enough. There, he confessed to a police officer and a social worker that the man [...]

14 11, 2016

When Parents Divorce, the Children Get the House

By | 2017-04-25T22:32:50+00:00 November 14th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

A common Sunday night ritual for children whose parents are divorced is packing up the schoolbooks and soccer cleats for the weekly trek to mom or dad’s house. In a flip, some divorced couples are trying an approach they call nesting: Mom and Dad shuttle back and forth while the children stay in the family [...]

7 11, 2016

Kids Facing Deportation Can’t Sue to Get Lawyers, Court Says

By | 2016-11-07T18:52:09+00:00 November 7th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Undocumented immigrant children can’t sue the U.S. government to have lawyers represent them in deportation hearings, an appeals court ruled. Tuesday’s ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals in San Francisco reversed a judge’s decision last year rejecting the government’s bid to throw out the lawsuit. The case was brought by the American Civil Liberties [...]

7 11, 2016

Divorced, deceased parents linked to kids’ smoking and drinking

By | 2017-04-25T22:32:51+00:00 November 7th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

We know that parents have a profound influence on their child's life, and increasingly, scientific research is connecting the dots between attention or neglect and behavior. Children who experience the loss of a father or mother early in life are more likely to smoke and drink before they hit their teens, a new study of [...]

4 11, 2016

What Is Dissipation Of Assets And What Can You Do About It?

By | 2016-11-04T15:30:34+00:00 November 4th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Some couples divorce amicably. They recognize that their marriage is best ended, and they work to come to a fair resolution as soon as possible so they can get on with their lives. For other couples, divorcing is much more complicated. In these cases, greed, anger, and spite are primary motivators, and the process becomes [...]