When it comes to parenting after divorce, joint parenting may offer the best chance at avoiding the mental and emotional problems that often plague children of separated parents. While this requires a certain degree of civility and patience to have conflict-free interactions, it can also provide a secure environment where children know they are loved by both parents.
Domestic violence is a grave social ill that needs to be addressed from every angle to effectively fight against it. This is particularly the case when children are caught in the midst of family situations involving domestic violence. Two recent changes in state law make it easier for those facing domestic violence to receive fair consideration in family court.