Sunday, September 21, 2014
          

Brain Trauma To Affect One In Three Players, N.F.L. Agrees

Posted in Mental Health

Nytimes.com 9/16/2014

"... The National Football League, which for years disputed evidence that its players had a high rate of severe brain damage, has stated in federal court documents that it expects nearly a third of retired players to develop long-term cognitive problems and that the conditions are likely to emerge at “notably younger ages” than in the general population. ..."

Read the entire article: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/13/sports/football/actuarial-reports-in-nfl-concussion-deal-are-released.html?emc=edit_th_20140913&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=58186502&_r=1 

Douglas Todd: Unprecedented Effort To Improve Men’s Mental Health

Posted in Mental Health

Vancouversun.com 9/16/2014

"... Known for its fight against men’s cancers, the Movember Foundation’s foray into men’s mental health has already outspent government on research. Researchers have discovered depression is as prevalent among men as women. However, its symptoms are different in men, and include irritability, risky behaviour and escape mechanisms such as workaholism and alcohol abuse. ..."

Read the entire article: http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Douglas+Todd+Unprecedented+effort+improve+mental+health/10138302/story.html?__federated=1 

Physical Activity May Boost School Performance, Especially For Boys

Posted in Physical Health

Nlm.nih.gov 9/16/2014

"... Children might do better in school if they're more physically active, a new study suggests. The study authors, from the University of Eastern Finland, report a link between higher levels of physical activity at recess and better reading skills, and a connection between participation in organized sports and higher math test scores. In particular, boys with higher levels of physical activity -- especially walking and bicycling to and from school -- had better reading skills than less active boys, according to the research team. ..."

Read the entire article: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_148325.html 

Should No-Fault Divorce Be Abolished?

Posted in Divorce

Tomjameslaw.com 9/15/2014

"... No-fault divorce was not intended to alter the standards by which custody of children is decided, but it has. Some see this as a good thing; others see it as a bad thing. This raises the question: Would custody law be improved by restoring the concept of fault to divorce? Put another way, would requiring a spouse to prove some sort of marital misconduct on the other parent’s part be in children’s best interests? Would it better protect parental rights? ..."

Read the entire article: http://tomjameslaw.com/blog/should-no-fault-divorce-be-abolished/ 

How Divorced Parents Lost Their Rights

Posted in Divorce

Nytimes.com 9/15/2014

"... Today, close to half of first marriages end in divorce. About 40 percent of children are born outside of marriage. Custody is routinely shared by parents living apart. Many states have dropped the term “custody” altogether for more family-friendly terms. You no longer win or lose custody. You develop a parenting plan. ..."

Read the entire article: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/07/opinion/sunday/how-divorced-parents-lost-their-rights.html?_r=0 

Giving Daddy A Raw Deal On Child-Support Payments

Posted in Child Support

Nationalpost.com 9/15/2014

"... The Guidelines continually refer to children as a cost, i.e. as a burden, never as a value or a benefit. If they were acknowledged as the benefit they are (what is more valuable to human beings than their children?) then, in terms of time spent with children, “the cost-benefit trade-off relating to custody and support changes dramatically.” ..."

Read the entire article: http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2014/09/10/barbara-kay-giving-daddy-a-raw-deal-on-child-support-payments/?__federated=1 

Is Excessive Child Support Destroying Families And Our National Economy?

Posted in Child Support

Fixfamilycourts.com 9/15/2014

"... Is our country on the verge of a new epidemic left over from an old regime? Bankruptcy, joblessness, and incarceration have become synonymous with divorce and child custody proceedings. Could outrageous child support awards be one of the culprits? ..."

Read the entire article: http://www.fixfamilycourts.com/excessive-child-support-is-destroying-families-and-our-national-economy/ 

Wevorce CEO Michelle Crosby Is Shaking Up The Adversarial Divorce Process

Posted in Divorce

Abajournal.com 9/15/2014

"... Crosby, 38, has made it her life’s mission to reform the divorce process. Finding most divorces are costly, lengthy and adversarial, she turned to mediation and technology to try to remove each of those three characteristics. She spent five years as a family attorney in Boise, Idaho, working on her model and putting her clients through it. She knew she was on to something when, out of 100 couples, only one ended up having to go to court. ..."

Read the entire article: http://www.abajournal.com/legalrebels/article/michelle_crosby_is_shaking_up_the_adversarial_divorce_process_with_wevorce/?utm_source=maestro&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=weekly_email 

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