Did you know that the presence of stepchildren in a family varies from state to state and mirrors the divorce rate for the states? Given this, it is not surprising that there are more stepchildren in the southern part of the United States than in Massachusetts and elsewhere in the Northeast. The southern states generally have higher divorce rates than states in New England.
When it comes to military divorce, the Air Force is the leader among the services and has been since 2011. In 2013, the divorce rate for enlisted airmen was 4.3 percent and 1.5 percent for officers. The divorce rate among all groups in the Air Force has gradually increased since the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan began.
A question to the family law advice column in the Sunday Boston Herald prompts and interesting review of international law as it applies to divorce and child custody in Massachusetts.
A Rockport psychotherapist has written a series of articles for the Gloucester Times about grief and divorce. One of the articles focuses on how children grieve when their families split apart because of divorce.
A bill recently passed the Massachusetts House that would limit public and media access to police logs and reports in domestic violence cases. However, some say that the legislation, intended to strengthen victim protection laws, would have unintended consequences.