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Study examines the effects of deployments on military divorces

The United States’ wars with Afghanistan and Iraq have increased the demands placed on the nation’s military service members. Consequently, this has also added to the unique stresses that are placed on military marriages. As a result of lengthened deployments, as well as the training time spent preparing for these extended tours of duty, military personnel and their spouses often spend months living apart. This not only requires them to learn how to communicate about any issues, marital or household, but also how to maintain an emotional connection through brief, and often irregular phone calls, email, instant messaging and, in some cases, web-cam sessions.

After long-running dispute, adoptive parents to keep son

There are regulations and processes in place to help ensure that a biological parent cannot come back years down the road to take back a child who has been adopted by another family. Even with these guidelines in place, however, there are still cases in which adoption issues arise. In these cases, adoptive parents in Florida, and other states, may be at risk of losing a child they have cared for and grown to love to that child’s biological parents.

Actors, McClellan and Gillain battle over child custody

Even if while together, one parent is the primary caregiver for their child, it does not necessarily mean that parent will be granted full custody, or joint custody, in the event the parents split. Unless the two sides agree to a custody agreement themselves, family law judges in Sarasota, and elsewhere, often determine child custody arrangements based on what is in the best interests of the child.

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