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December 2015 Archives

Madonna's son requests permission to live with father

California fans of singer Madonna may have heard that her 15-year-old son no longer wants to live with his mother. He has been in London visiting his father, film director Guy Ritchie, during the Christmas break from school, but on Dec. 23, a judge in New York said that he had to return to the United States.

Domestic violence a national epidemic

On Dec. 18, a New Jersey man killed his girlfriend and her teenage daughter with a rope and a hammer. As is often the case, the local media did not report this crime as domestic violence but as a double homicide, questioning the actions of the victims. The story underscores a public health crisis that plays itself out millions of times a year in California and across the United States.

How divorces are affected by bankruptcy petitions

It is not uncommon for California residents who need relief from their debts to also want to divorce at the same time. Financial problems are the cause of many marital problems. It is important that people understand how each case type can affect the other before filing either one.

Home for the holidays: Three things you can do to help your child cope with your divorce

Almost all children look very forward this special time of the year. They have a long break from school and get to spend time with their family and friends. For many kids, this is something that they will always look back upon fondly as they get older.

Details from the Griffith and Banderas divorce

Since some celebrity marriages do not last long, California residents might be impressed that the union of Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas made it almost 20 years. The couple announced their separation after 19 years of marriage in July 2014 and finalized their divorce in July 2015. Details involving the couple's split and settlement agreement have now been released.

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