Interracial couples and mixed-ethnicity families have gained greater rights and respect in the U.S., though many still face discrimination and bigotry in various forms. It's been 50 years since the historic U.S. Supreme Court decision in Loving v. Virginia, which effectively struck down states' prohibitions on interracial marriage. In the original Virginia ruling, Mildred Jeter, a black woman, and Richard Loving, a white man, were sentenced to a year in jail ... for marrying each other.
Divorce is confusing, stressful and can be very difficult to deal with. One of the toughest parts of divorce is deciding with your ex how you will divorce. Some people will attempt to do it on their own; others will enlist help in the form of litigation and/or mediation.
In today's global age, families have become increasingly mobile. Those with ties to multiple countries face complex hurdles when confronting divorce and child custody.
Family law is rarely black and white. Each case involves issues as unique as the family itself -- questions such as how to divide property, how to assess the need for financial support, how to determine the validity of any prenuptial agreements, and most importantly, how each parent will continue to play a role in the children's lives.