In a recent media article, a family law commentator refers to the "mama bear" that she says is in most women who are seeking to protect their legal interests and the best interests of their children during the divorce process and following dissolution.
With so many local professional sports teams, it is not a rarity on any given day for a media story concerning a high-profile athlete to suddenly garner widespread attention. Fair or not, the limelight brings attention, and it is not always positive.
Domestic violence can have many triggers, all of which can pose a serious risk to victimized individuals within the relationship. But with domestic violence murders on the rise, it is worth noting that a common trigger for these violent acts is divorce, separation or the breakup of a romantic relationship.
It is not at all surprising that domestic violence is a factor in many divorce cases. After all, intimate partner violence and other forms of domestic abuse are very common in American society.
The Senate Judiciary Committee has voted to extend programs to prevent domestic violence and to make them more robust. If passed, the legislation could also help protect Georgia victims of domestic abuse who are getting a divorce or dissolving a civil union.
Approximately 75 percent of American combat veterans who have sought treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after returning to the United States from tours in Iraq or Afghanistan admit to having family readjustment problems.
A planned child custody exchange that was typically supervised and uneventful turned tragic last week when an ex-boyfriend shot and killed the mother of his two children outside a shopping center in Milton.
A North Carolina judge has just issued a ruling in a child custody case that is drawing an unusual amount of scrutiny and comment from both legal and cancer experts.