Navigating the Legal Landscape: Types of Divorce in Pennsylvania

Navigating the legal landscape of divorce can be tricky. Today, we touch on some of the basics. Join our Facebook Support Group. Navigating the legal landscape when it comes to divorce can be intimidating. There are a lot of emotions involved in divorce: fear, resentment, guilt, shame, and anger. But breaking down the basics can … Continue reading Navigating the Legal Landscape: Types of Divorce in Pennsylvania

Custody While the Parents Still Live in the Same House

Kids often get caught in the middle of divorce conflicts. But what if Mom and Dad are in the same house, even after separation? An interesting question came up the other day: In Pennsylvania, can Mom or Dad get a custody of a child if both parents are still living together, after separation? The Scenario … Continue reading Custody While the Parents Still Live in the Same House

Surprising Facts About Child Support Enforcement in Pennsylvania

What happens if you don't pay child support in Pennsylvania? The Commonwealth has a number of tools available to assist in collection of child support arrears. Tax Refund Garnishment Are you banking on that tax refund in April? If you owe child support, the State has the right to seize your income tax return. This … Continue reading Surprising Facts About Child Support Enforcement in Pennsylvania

Grandparents’ Rights in Pennsylvania Series – Part 2: The Beginning of the Epidemic

The Increase to Grandparent Involvement in Raising Kids May Be Linked Back to a Flood of Prescription Pills into the Marketplace. (See Part 1 in our series here.) In the next article in our series, we discuss the beginning of the opioid crisis and the interplay with grandparents' rights in Pennsylvania. Not So Humble Beginnings … Continue reading Grandparents’ Rights in Pennsylvania Series – Part 2: The Beginning of the Epidemic

Cheap Flings: Effects of Extramarital Affairs on Custody

Ever wonder what effect an affair has on custody proceedings? In Pennsylvania, likely none. Affairs alone are not enough to deny a parent custody of his or her children. Custody Factors Pennsylvania follows the "best interest of the child" doctrine. Pennsylvania courts use sixteen different custody factors to determine custody of minor children. The statutes … Continue reading Cheap Flings: Effects of Extramarital Affairs on Custody

Surprising Facts About Terminating Parental Rights You Need To Know Right Now

How do you terminate parental rights in Pennsylvania? The answer: under very limited circumstances. A Pennsylvania court will only end parental rights in connection with an adoption. Additionally, the petitioner must meet other criteria. The general rule in Pennsylvania for determining issues related to children is “the best interest of the child”. See Fisher v. … Continue reading Surprising Facts About Terminating Parental Rights You Need To Know Right Now

6 Easy Do’s and Don’ts of Parenting Through Divorce

Parenting is tough. Parenting through a divorce can be a nightmare. When you said, “I do” you meant those words. Through sickness and health, for better and for worse, forever. But life happens. First was marriage, then a career, and then along came the kids. And then things started to fall apart. Not because of … Continue reading 6 Easy Do’s and Don’ts of Parenting Through Divorce

Qualities to Look for in a Divorce Attorney

Hire a Pittsburgh family lawyer that you can trust and that will hold you accountable. Are you looking for a divorce attorney in Pittsburgh? Don't just Google "Divorce attorney near me" and call it a day. One of the most important decisions you can make during your separation or divorce dispute is choosing the right … Continue reading Qualities to Look for in a Divorce Attorney

Intersection of Vaccines and Legal Custody in Pennsylvania

Measles cases are on the rise in Pennsylvania. This poses potential legal conflicts in family court. Often times the Pittsburgh child custody attorney is faced with rising social issues. This may not be more true than with the recent measles outbreak. You have probably seen recent news stories about the rise of measles cases in … Continue reading Intersection of Vaccines and Legal Custody in Pennsylvania