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Law Resources for LGBTQ+ Families

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision legalizing same-sex marriage in Obergefell v. Hodges was a turning point for the legal rights of LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer) people in the United States. However, LGBTQ individuals still face legal hardships in the areas of criminal justice, employment, health care, housing, immigration, and military service. There…
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Resources for Protecting Children Against Violence

Child abuse and neglect are serious problems in the United States. According to the most recent data collected by the United States Children’s Bureau, as many as five children a day die due to child abuse. The bureau reported that in 2017, approximately 674,000 out of the 3.5 million children investigated by child protective services…
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A Resource Guide for Parents that Are Adopting Children

The adoption process is often described as a journey of sorts, one that can take you on a lengthy adventure that involves unexpected turns and monumental choices. Before embarking on this trip of a lifetime, it’s a good idea to educate yourself about adoption so you are prepared for some of the experiences you’re likely…
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Resources for Children of Divorce and Separation

Divorce is an experience that is very common in households across the U.S. One of the most unfortunate consequences of divorce is the splitting up of families, which directly impacts children. This is a difficult experience for kids, but exactly how difficult it is typically depends on the child, their age, and the circumstances of…
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Understanding the Signs of Domestic Violence

It can happen to anyone. You can be young or old. You can be a woman, man or a child. And, it can be in many different forms. It is also one of the most prevalent crimes that happen today. It is domestic violence and it can happen to anyone, anywhere. Domestic Violence Case Statistics…
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Children and Divorce: Hassle-Free Tips for Parents

Divorce can be stressful for everybody involved, it’s a time of flux that can be rough for long periods of time. This is especially true for children and while there are no hard and fast rules for how to deal with a separation or divorce, there are a few tips and tricks to make the…
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Study Finds Ohio Courts’ Parenting Time Guidelines to be Less than Ideal

A recent study by the National Parents Organization (NPO) found that the parenting time guidelines of the majority of Ohio’s county courts of domestic relations was less than ideal for the wellbeing of children of separated parents. The NPO’s cites research that shows a correlation between benefits to the mental health of children of divorce…
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America’s Shifting Divorce Rates and the Rise of Gray Divorce

Divorce rates in the United States are surprisingly on the decline. A recent study by the University of Maryland shows an 18 percent drop in the divorce rate between 2008 and 2018. This trend, however, does not apply to a certain demographic though, older Americans. In fact, adults 50 and older are actually divorcing at…
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