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Becoming a witness of domestic violence and growing up in a volatile and disturbing family environment can have a dreadful impact on the psychological development of a child. Hence, the issue of child custody in situations that involve domestic violence is one of great important.
One third of victimizations against women are committed by an acquaintance. Approximately 28% are intimates, 31% are strangers, and approximately 5% are strangers - and almost six times as many did not report the assault, according to recent statistics by the US Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Statistics.
Generally, debts incurred during the marriage are community obligations. This includes credit card bills, even if the credit card is in one name only. Student loans are an important exception because they are considered separate property debts. Community property possessions and community property debts are divided equally unless both spouses agree to an unequal division in writing. If spouses can't agree on the division of debts and possessions, a judge makes that decision.
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