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Study shows shared child custody agreements increasing in US

Many Maryland residents might assume mothers usually get custody of the children in the aftermath of a divorce. Historically, this has generally been the case. But in recent decades, this trend has been changing. Joint custody and shared custody agreements are now becoming much more common when marriages end. 

Study: Illness takes toll on marriage and increases divorce risk

A new study shows that older couples might increase their chances of divorce when one partner becomes seriously ill. Interestingly enough, the risk of divorce is heavily linked to which spouse falls ill: when the wife is the one in peril the marriage seems to be as well.

Are judges biased against same-sex couples?

Despite a growing body of research about the value of same-sex parents, a recent study from Drexel University points out that judges may not be familiar with these projects. This puts Maryland same-sex couples at risk of facing bias in their child custody disputes.

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