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May 2016 Archives

Unmarried couples and domestic violence

Domestic violence can happen in any relationship. However, those who aren't married to their abusers may be worried about what will happen if they try to end the relationship. Anyone in a romantic relationship that has turned abusive can seek protection through the Maryland court system. You do not have to be married, engaged or living together.

#MaybeHeDoesntHitYou campaign notes other types of abuse

Users of the social media site Twitter may have noticed the trending hashtag "#MaybeHeDoesntHitYou." This campaign that grew legs and spread across the Internet was an attempt by a Dominican-American writer to address the worldwide problem of emotional and psychological abuse by intimate partners.

Grandparents' rights and mediation

Grandparents can be an integral part of a child's upbringing, and many serve as major influences for the children. More practically, grandparents are often the main child care provider, especially for very young children, when the parents have to work or have other obligations. Because of this, when a grandparents I not able to see their grandchild, whether as a result of the parents' divorce or because on parent has passed away, it can create a very difficult situation.

Figuring out visitation when distance is an issue

Parents want to spend time with their children as often as possible. Parents who are divorced might not get to spend as much time with their children as they want to. That is often made even worse when the parents don't live in the same area. For some families, it isn't feasible for a child to go back and forth between parents because there are simply too many miles between them. Working out visitation in that case is often challenging.

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