Establishing parentage is not only important to the parents, but to the child as well, especially since they need to be cared for by both mother and father. With a child needing both its parents to be present in the life, a paternity test may be required to help define who the father is so both parents can equally share responsibility for their child and build a healthy relationship with them.
For the first time, federal data has been issued from the National Center for Health Statistics around the rates of couples living together before marriage across the country. A component of this is an in-depth examination on the relationship between living together before marriage and having a child outside of wedlock. This data was collected between the years 2006-2010, and comprised of surveying over 12,000 women between the ages of 15 years old and 44 years old across the country.
A few weeks ago, we shared a post about Oscar-winning actress Halle Berry and a family law issue she's involved in. She has a young daughter with her now ex-boyfriend Gabriel Aubry. While the couple's split last year might have gone smoothly, when it came to finalizing the terms of child custody, things got a bit rocky for a while.
We have shared a blog post about Facebook and divorce before, and a recent story involves the popular social networking site's role in the path of an Ohio couple's relationship.