Divorce cases with child custody issues are never easy. The article below written by a divorce coach is a great reminder to divorcing parents about the incredible responsibility they have in how they raise their children through and after divorce.
According to a study which observed children for a period of over ten years in general children of divorced parents are no worse off than children of intact family unit in terms of their psychological well-being. Parents who are contemplating or going through divorce can take a sigh of relief and recognize that the fact of their parent’s divorce, in of itself, will not have a long term negative impact on their children’s upbringing.
On June 27, 2016 the United States Supreme Court handed down their decision in the case Voisine v. United States. At issue in this case was the question of whether the federal prohibition on gun ownership for those convicted of a “misdemeanor crime of domestic violence” could be properly applied to those convicted under a Maine Statute making it a misdemeanor to “intentionally, knowingly, or reckless cause […] bodily injury to another”. (Maine Criminal Code Section 207). The court affirmed the lower court’s ruling that the Maine criminal statute was a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence under the federal statute prohibiting gun ownership.