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New fathers may need help with depression: study

By Shereen Jegtvig NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Becoming a father may raise a young man's risk of depression, according to a new U.S. study that suggests helping men at this stage could improve the wellbeing of entire families. "We know a lot about mothers and maternal depression and the effect that it has on children and we're just now starting to learn about paternal depression," lead author Dr. Craig Garfield said.

Court claims jurisdiction in divorce case involving foreign spouse

SEOUL, April 13 (Yonhap) -- A local court ordered a German ex-husband to pay compensation to his former South Korean wife, a ruling that may be a step in trying to set down jurisdiction and guidelines in divorce cases involving spouses of foreign nationality, court officials said Sunday. The court said the husband should pay his ex-wife 50 million won (US$48,262), half the amount she had sought. Names of the couple and dates of the court proceedings were not made available.

What's even worse than a divorce? For some, it's the taxes

By Lauren Young NEW YORK (Reuters) - "Conscious uncoupling" might become all the rage now that actress Gwyneth Paltrow and musician Chris Martin have announced they are separating in a cooperative and respectful way. But there is nothing touchy feely about divorce in the eyes of the Internal Revenue Service.

New Brunswick government seeks public input on unsealing adoption records

FREDERICTON - The New Brunswick government is seeking public input on a proposal to open more than 100 years of sealed adoption records in the province. Social Development Minister Madeleine Dube says currently, both the adopted child and the biological parents have to make a request for information before a file is opened.

Study finds more US stay-at-home moms

More mothers in the United States are staying home, but the increase is linked more to unemployment and demographic changes than to choice, a study published Tuesday suggested. In 2012, nearly one in three mothers, or 29 percent, did not work outside the home, up from 23 percent in 1999, said the study from the Washington-based Pew Research Center. Most of the homemakers, 85 percent, indicated they stayed at home to look after their children. However, six percent said they did so because they could not find employment -- up from one percent in 2000.

More U.S. moms are staying at home with kids: study

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - More American mothers are staying at home with their children, a trend driven in part by rising immigration and women unable to find jobs, a Pew analysis released on Tuesday showed. Twenty-nine percent of U.S. mothers, or about 10.4 million women, stayed at home in 2012, up from a low of 23 percent in 1999 in a reversal of three decades of decline.

Nova Scotia child access changes intended to make it easier for grandparents

HALIFAX - The government of Nova Scotia government introduced amendments Monday it says will make it easier for grandparents to seek legal access to their grandchildren when parents separate or divorce. Currently, grandparents seeking access have to ask the court's permission for standing before they can proceed to a hearing. Justice Minister Lena Diab said the amendments to the Maintenance and Custody Act would remove this step, so courts would proceed directly to considering requests from grandparents for contact.

Judge scolds Lev Tahor families for fleeing before court ruled on custody case

TORONTO - Families from an ultra-orthodox Jewish sect who fled the country last month in the midst of a child custody case were chided by an Ontario judge on Friday for not allowing the country's courts to do their work. Superior Court Justice Lynda Templeton — who will be deciding whether the children in the case should be reunited with their parents or remain in foster care — told the members of the Lev Tahor community that she was concerned about the kid's legal rights, not their religious affiliation.

Child abduction treaty comes into force in Japan

Japan on Tuesday enacted an international treaty on cross-border child custody disputes, more than three decades after it was agreed and after years of pressure from Western allies. The 1980 Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction came into force after the cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe endorsed last year's decision by both houses of parliament to approve the treaty.

U.S. fathers urge Japan to comply with child custody treaty

A group of U.S. fathers urged the Japanese government Monday to comply with a convention for settling cross-border child custody disputes and help them and other American parents reunite with their children living in Japan. The fathers and their supporters, including a veteran congressman, handed a petition to a minister of the Japanese Embassy in Washington, a day before Japan's implementation of the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction.
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