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Asian-Americans less likely to report domestic violence

A recent study published by a researcher at a major university demonstrates that cultural differences can affect how individuals react to domestic violence. According to that researcher, Maryland victims of domestic violence who are Asian-Americans may be much less likely to report incidents to law enforcement or even seek medical care for their injuries.

Considerations for divorcees 50 years of age and older

It was recently reported that the group experiencing the largest surge in divorce rates in America are those over the age of 50. As we discussed in a previous blog, the divorce rate for Americans over the age of 50 doubled between 1990 and 2009. Maryland couples who fall into this age bracket and are considering filing for divorce may wish to take note.

Child custody cases may benefit from 'bill of rights' for kids

One of the biggest challenges for divorcing couples in Maryland may be the emotional side of divorce for children. There may be confusion, anger, disappointment, and even guilt experienced by children. When determining child custody arrangements and going through the motions of a custody dispute, it is important for parents to include their children in the mix. To help with this process, one author has created a list that's defined as a bill of rights for children of divorce.

Tips on child custody, co-parenting after divorce

Divorce often feels like a complicated situation that can be impossible to navigate peacefully, especially when it comes to child custody disputes. Many divorcing parents in Maryland and throughout the nation ask themselves if they'll ever be able to reach an amicable child custody arrangement with their former spouse. One couple who divorced in 2003 decided to share their insights into how they co-parent peacefully and effectively in an effort to help others struggling with the same burning question.

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