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Landmark ruling changes standard for parents who want to relocate

Most divorced parents in Mount Holly who share custody cherish the time that they get to spend with their children. Courts usually work hard to ensure that parenting time is split fairly and in a way that benefits the children the most. However, when one parent wishes to rock the boat by moving away, it can cause big problems.

The role of grandparents during divorce

When a divorce takes place in New Jersey, the children are greatly affected, sometimes even more so than the parents. In those cases, it is important that members of the extended family rally together to provide emotional support. Grandparents in particular may play a significant role in the healing process. According to The Attached Family, grandparents benefit children in a variety of ways. Not only do they offer emotional support, but they may also provide social stability during a very uncertain time in the children's lives. Close, regular interaction with grandparents may even help prevent the negative psychological effects that some children face in adulthood as a result of their parents' divorce.

Men can be victims of intimate partner abuse too

Anyone who has been part of a contentious relationship in Mount Holly knows how difficult it can be psychologically to suffer abuse at the hands of a partner. However, when most people think of domestic violence, they imagine a woman's abuse at the hands of a male partner. In truth, men can be victims too and often face added pressure when trying to cope with the situation.

Some delaying divorce due to health care uncertainty

Getting divorced in Mount Holly comes with a number of decisions that need to be made, many of which are financial. Spouses often share many things, including bank accounts, mortgages and insurance policies. However, according to the Huffington Post, health insurance companies do not usually allow a person to remain on their spouse’s policy once the couple is separated. The spouse who is not the policy holder then must seek out his or her own policy or opt for COBRA coverage.