Collaborative Divorce One Way to Avoid the Courts

In a recent article in the Wall Street Journal by Mike Miller, it gave some insight into receiving a collaborative divorce instead of going to the courts. The Facts about Collaborative Divorce Collaborative divorce began in the 1980s in Minneapolis when lawyers decided to avoid the courts during a divorce. Instead, clients and their attorneys “pledge not to go to court.” The result of this pledge promises that new attorneys would need to be obtained to start the process all over again. As Miller said, this provides “a real incentive to reach a settlement.” Collaborative divorce requires that all the […]

California Giving Legal Rights to Nontraditional Families

There are two bills that California is looking to pass that help give more rights to nontraditional families. Bill for Custodial Rights for Gay Parents The governor of California, Jerry Brown, signed legislation that replaces references to marriage as “between a man and a woman” with the word “spouse.” This new legislation is the result of California legalizing gay marriage. However, custodial rights of children for these couples have yet to be addressed by legislation. But a new bill that Senate is looking at might change this. Assemblyman Tom Ammiano is behind the AB2344 bill, a.k.a. “Modern Family Act,” which […]

In a study done by the National Longitudinal Study of Youth in 1979, it found that couples that tend to get divorce usually have had a firstborn daughter instead of a son. However, in a recent study done by researchers Amar Hamoudi and Jenna Nobles, firstborn daughters may not be the cause of divorce but just happen to be a concurrence of events. Stress during Pregnancy that Leads to Divorce The new study found a link between daughters and divorce as a result of stress during pregnancy. These researchers found that if a pregnant woman is having stress due to relationship issues, […]

Why Divorces Are More Common with Female Firstborn Children

In a study done by the National Longitudinal Study of Youth in 1979, it found that couples that tend to get divorce usually have had a firstborn daughter instead of a son. However, in a recent study done by researchers Amar Hamoudi and Jenna Nobles, firstborn daughters may not be the cause of divorce but just happen to be a concurrence of events. Stress during Pregnancy that Leads to Divorce The new study found a link between daughters and divorce as a result of stress during pregnancy. These researchers found that if a pregnant woman is having stress due to relationship issues, […]

The Scapegoat or Cinderella Effect

Recent studies show that it is not uncommon for one-two children to receive abuse, while their siblings remain perfectly healthy. Judith Cohen, a medical director for a hospital, explains that employees at the hospital have definitely seen signs of this. There are various reasons these children could be singled out, from gender or physical features to behavioral issues. This phenomenon is referred to as scapegoating or the Cinderella phenomenon. Daphne Young, vice president of communications and prevention education at Childhelp, explained “It’s hard to tell what turns on the switch, but once it’s on, it seems that child becomes the […]

Women Arrested in a Child Custody Case

A thirty-three year old woman sat in court on Friday as her parental custody rights were terminated. She then seized her children from authorities, and fled the hearing with 2 other women. The 3 women and 5 juveniles left Allegheny County Children, Youth and Family custody hearing. Crosby’s Plan Video footage shows Ms. Crosby and Ms. Robinson leaving the courthouse. These ladies each had one child with them. When the third woman, Ms. Guyy, exited the court house she had three juveniles with her and began running from the property. Ms. Guyy, Ms. Crosby’s mother, was found at a bus […]

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