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December 2016 Archives

Considerations for older adults who are divorcing

Pennsylvania couples may be divorcing after three or more decades of marriage more frequently than in the past. According to the National Center for Family and Marriage Research at Bowling Green State University in Ohio, in 2014, people at or over 50 were divorcing at double the rate they were in 1990 and people over 65 were doing so at an even higher rate. The process of dividing up lives after so many years together may be complicated both emotionally and logistically. Furthermore, there may be serious financial implications for people who are close to retirement or who have already done so.

NBA player awarded joint child custody of his son

Basketball fans in Pennsylvania may be familiar with Los Angeles Clippers' player DeAndre Jordan. The 28-year-old center has been involved in a child custody battle with his ex, Ashley Rose. The former couple has a 1-year-old son together, and Rose was reportedly asking the court to award her sole legal and physical custody of the boy.

The benefits of support payments for Pennsylvania children

A child growing up in a single-parent household is more likely to be poor because the family only has one income. Furthermore, the earning power of that parent may be reduced because of a relatively low level of education. Government data reveals that about 40 percent of children live with parents who are not married, which has gone up from about 33 percent in 2000.

The effect of relocation on parental rights

When Pennsylvania parents of young children get divorced, they may at first commit to staying as close to each other as possible. This is done to help each parent remain in their children's lives as well as to minimize any disruption to them. However, there may come a time when one parent meets someone new and falls in love.

3 child custody myths single parents shouldn't fall for

Single parents who are going through child custody battles may feel that they have adversaries coming at them from every direction offering advice and personal stories about the process. Because a child's life is on the line, single parents must make sure they can tell fact from fiction. Here are three child custody myths that single parents mustn't fall for:

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