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Statistics about domestic violence are alarming


Throughout Pennsylvania, there are thousands of cases of domestic violence. The statistics can be staggering. Every nine seconds, a woman is beaten or assaulted in America. Each day, three women are killed by their boyfriends or husbands. Each year, it is believed that as many as 10 million children witness domestic violence in their homes. And, men of a domestic abusive household during their youth are two times as likely to become abusers as well.

How is drug possession determined?


Over the last few years, throughout the United States, it appears that philosophies on recreational drugs and drug use had been going through a bit of a shift. Although, things have not yet changed in Pennsylvania, they may eventually change and it is important to be mindful of laws regarding drugs, drug use and drug possession.

6 co-parenting tips

Family courts want children to have a relationship with both parents. Even if one parent has primary physical custody, both parents may share legal custody, which is the right to make decisions for the child. Although working together to raise your child might seem far away when you are going through a divorce, it is possible to learn new methods to communicate and problem solve. 

Local police departments have been publicly shaming arrestees

What's the difference between a police officer and a journalist? It sounds like a joke, but there is a good reason for asking the question. Police officers give mug shots and arrest details to journalists, and journalists, in general, write stories about those arrests according to their professional judgment and ethics. They keep in mind that all suspects are considered innocent until they are proven guilty in a court of law.

Could a clear truck save lives?

Driving behind a slow moving truck on a remote, two-lane road can be annoying. On the one hand, you may want to pass the truck since it may be travelling below the speed limit, or at least below the speed limit you may want to be driving. On the other hand, you don’t want to end up in a head-on collision with another car while attempting to overtake the truck, since many times the trailer is too large to see other cars coming in the other direction.

Defendants challenge evidence in fraternity hazing death case

A preliminary hearing continued today for the third day in the case of Penn State's Beta Theta Pi fraternity and the death of a pledge in February. The fraternity itself and 18 members are facing charges, with some potentially being charged with aggravated assault and involuntary manslaughter.

Divorce mediation in Pennsylvania

Couples planning their divorce in Pennsylvania can expect to encounter mediation at some point during the process. Some couples choose to pursue it on their own, while others see a mediator as the result of a court order. Knowing how the process works can help you make informed decisions and get the most out of mediation.

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