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July 2015 Archives

The question of same-sex divorces

Same-sex couples now have the right to marry in all 50 states after the June 2015 U.S. Supreme Court decision. However, just as marriage has become nationally legal, the question of how same-sex divorces will be handled has come up. Pennsylvania same-sex couples who are considering a divorce might be met with some challenges specific to their situations that might not be issues that come up in heterosexual divorces.

Substance abuse and its effect on child custody

Pennsylvania parents should be aware of the various factors that can influence a custody battle. For example, when news broke that Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick would be splitting up, much of the resulting attention was focused on how the breakup would affect their three children. One expert has speculated that Disick might be the one to end up with custody despite a history of substance abuse. Contrary to popular belief, having a history of drug and alcohol abuse does not necessarily mean a parent cannot gain custody. The same is true of parents with histories of partner abuse, mental health issues and criminality, according to experts in family law.

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