Hard times and sad stories in Family Court

PROVIDENCE, RI – Rhode Island's unemployment rate has been in the double digits for two years now, with the latest numbers showing that it crept up in November.

Many of these jobless Rhode Islanders are moms and dads whose struggle is playing out in the state's Family Court.

George DiMuro has been a magistrate in Family Court for a decade. He hears dozens of stories every week from parents who find they're having trouble keeping up with their child support. And since the economy tanked DiMuro has seen changes in the people who come into his courtroom, he talked with Rhode Island Public Radio's Catherine Welch.

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