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When Children Face Family Child Abuse

When Children Face Family Child Abuse Stories of fathers and boyfriends dumping crying babies into their cribs or throwing children down a stairwell are signs of an abusive environment. Some do not live to tell the story, while others are emotionally and physically traumatized for a lifetime. Single mothers despondent over her family’s financial condition [..]

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    Erasing Marriage With Annulment

    Erasing Marriage With Annulment Sharing your life with a person in marriage is a major decision for a lifetime. The wedding dress, tuxedo, five tier buttercream cake, bouquet and flower girls create a beautiful, elegant celebration filled with music and laughter. A month later, the two are separated and looking for a way out through [..]

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      When Women Walk Away from the Abuser

      When Women Walk Away from the Abuser Doorbell ringing, Jennifer opened the front door to find Marsha, her smiling, jovial childhood friend standing on the porch. The despondent look on Jennifer’s face told the story of another episode of abuse. This time, Mark, her husband of 10 years, had threatened to pour gasoline all over [..]

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        What to do when you are in a Car Accident

        What to do when you are in a Car Accident The chances are that even the most careful driver in the US will be involved in at least two car accidents in his/her life time. There is no question that getting involved in a car accident creates unnecessary stress on the mind and in the [..]

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          Disabled Children Have Rights Too

          Disabled Children Have Rights Too Parenting a disabled child is an added responsibility that takes time, patience and financial security to meet extenuating needs such as paying bills and daily caregiving expenses. The support of family and friends helps the mother and father afford the opportunity to endow their son or daughter’s life with comfort [..]

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            When Child Support Is Not Used For Children

            When Child Support Is Not Used For Children Derrick hugged his son and daughter during a visit at their school. The divorced father of two enjoyed the weekly outings with his children. When they saw him Derrick Jr. quickly asked for money for a new pair of Nikes he spotted at the mall. His father [..]

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              Paternity Test: Is This Child Mine?

              Paternity Test: Is This Child Mine? When 13-year-old Sean walked into the living room his unusually shaped feet told it all. Because Philip has unusually shaped feet, his newfound son shared the same foot pattern. For years, the two never knew each other. A paternity test made it clear that Sean was Philip’s son. It [..]

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                From Youthful Offender to Repeat Offender: Stop the Problem

                From Youthful Offender to Repeat Offender: Stop the Problem It started with a petty theft in a grocery store. Paris stole candy on a dare from a few friends, who’d done the same without getting caught. Paris wasn’t as fortunate. In juvenile court, a judge remanded the 13-year-old to a special program and community service. [..]

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                  Prenuptial Agreements: Sign On The Dotted Line?

                  Prenuptial Agreements: Sign On The Dotted Line? Wedding bells are ringing. The songs of love are singing. The bridal gown glitters. The rings are polished. The license is signed. The cake has been ordered. Only one thing’s left. The prenuptial agreement must be finalized. Commonly called “prenups” the agreements establish the property and financial assets [..]

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                    Family Drug Court for Juveniles and Parents

                    Family Drug Court for Juveniles and Parents The amount of drugs Brian watched his uncles incessantly smoked became a snapshot in the 9-year-old’s mind. Week night card parties were filled with loud music, laughter and rooms with a smoky haze. Adults in the makeshift disco living room didn’t seem to care that their partying infringed [..]

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