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April 2016 Archives

What parents need to know about child support

Many Pennsylvania parents have concerns when paying or receiving child support. The paying parent fears being ordered to pay too much to the custodial parent while the recipient worries about late payments. People who are going through a divorce or working through child custody matters might like to know some more information about this topic.

Can parents brainwash their children during divorce?

Although many Pennsylvania families dealing with divorce face stress and contention, some situations can be quite ugly as parents lash out at each other. Although it may not be in the best interests of a child to speak badly of the other parent to the child, this can occur. If allegations of child abuse are brought up in the midst of a divorce, however, there can be devastating consequences for both parents and children.

Assistance for international child abductions

A divorced Pennsylvania parent who is concerned that the other parent will attempt to take their child out of the country in violation of a custody order should be aware of the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction. Over 90 nations, including the United States, have signed on to this treaty, and it allows for legal action to take place between countries to recover abducted children. However, it does have limitations. One is that it may be difficult to locate the child. I

Divorce rates higher among poorly educated and unemployed

Pennsylvania residents will likely have heard many times that half of all marriages end in divorce. While the percentage of marriages in the United States that end in divorce peaked during the late 1970s and early 1980s and has been gradually falling in ever since, the divorce rate among certain racial, religious and socio-economic groups may be far higher or lower than the national average.

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