Recently I read an article (http://phys.org/news/2012-11-diverse-post-divorce-parenting.html) which stated that post-divorce parenting arrangements are much more 50/50 than previously thought. The previous arrangement of fathers having every other weekend and one dinner during the week seems to be falling by the wayside. Although this article came from a study in Australia, the same is holding true right here in Pennsylvania, in the 5 county Philadelphia area. It is more likely to happen successfully when the parents live close together, in the same school district, have similar work schedules and the children are older.
I recently read an article (http://health.usnews.com/health-news/news/articles/2012/11/16/divorce-puts-women-at-risk-of-losing-health-insurance-study-finds) that said approximately 115,000 women each year lose their health insurance as a consequence of divorce. This is alarming at best and catastrophic at worst. How does this happen?
These days our pets can be treated very much like our children - in other words, spoiled rotten! Doggy day care, dog spas, kitty condos and dog cookies are some of the many items marketed to pet owners to help them take care of their pets. In the case of divorce, parties sometimes argue over custody and visitation of their pets. No question, we love and treat our animals like children. But does the law treat them similarly?