Episode 105 Divorce and Custody Confusion

Diving into how divorce laws came about helps explain why the system feels so broken. Plus, custody laws — and how they’re adjudicated — can have life-defining effects on women and children. Hosts Gina Brillon and Kimberly Brooks delve into how divorce and custody laws affect women unevenly across the states and the changes that could improve these laws.

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SAS for Women

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