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How Staying in a Bad Marriage Can Harm Your Children

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Parents are normally aware of the damage that a divorce can potentially do to their children. However, what parents may be less aware of is the damage parents can do by staying in a bad marriage. The Huffington Post has published an article on this topic and offered the following observations below. A Divorce… Read More »

LGBT Couple Sues State for Making it More Difficult for Them to Start a Family

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

On August 8th, the New York Times featured an article on two brave lesbian couples who decided to take the state of New Jersey to court for making it more difficult on them (and others) to receive fertility treatments (and start a family) simply because they are homosexual. Specifically, their insurance company, Horizon Blue… Read More »

New Study on Spanking Children: Will It Affect Timesharing Decisions?

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

New research suggests that the more children get spanked, the more likely they are to defy their parents and experience anti-social, aggressive behavior, as well as mental health problems and cognitive difficulties. Given that this is now published as science, could this end up having an effect on what a court views as abusive… Read More »

Cultivating LGBT Adoptions & Foster Parenting

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

On June 29th, NPR featured a story on the importance of educating families about LGBT child fostering and adoption. Perhaps surprisingly, out of the more than 400,000 U.S. children in foster care, there are a disproportionate number of LGBT kids, in part because it can be difficult to find placement (and thus facilitate eventual… Read More »

A Look at Florida’s LGBT Protections

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

After the shooting at the nightclub in Orlando in June, some LGBT citizens (rightfully so) questioned whether the legal culture in the state of Florida perhaps implied that affording LGBT individuals fewer rights than others was an acceptable practice. For example, Florida still does not provide the LGBT community with protection from discrimination in… Read More »

How Do Guardianships In Non-Child Custody Cases Work?

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Many have heard of guardianship in the child custody context: A guardian ad litem represents the best interests of a child involved in a child custody dispute. Some have likened them to attorneys representing these children. However, guardians are also established to represent and protect individuals who are in need of providing power of… Read More »

For Many Same-Sex Couples, Adoption Is Still More Difficult

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Many same-sex couples have been hoping to adopt children for years, and recent decisions about the legality of same-sex marriage in the United States have left some hopeful. However, reports of adoption being especially difficult for same-sex couples have been circulating, indicating that discrimination in the field of adoption is, unfortunately, still alive and… Read More »

“Peaceful” Divorce Proceedings?

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Knowing what options you have if you are contemplating divorce (or if you are in the midst of filing for divorce) can be extremely helpful, especially if you share children with your soon-to-be ex, and you want the process to go as smoothly and pain-free as possible. In that vein, below are descriptions of… Read More »

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