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

Divorce Basics in Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Divorce Attorney Anthony Selbe discusses the basics to a Pennsylvania divorce. How does divorce work? What happens when you file for a divorce? How long do you have to be separated before a divorce is granted? He discusses the divorce process, alimony and support, equitable distribution, and custody. https://youtu.be/b5imhV08IQQ

Grandparent Rights in Pennsylvania Series – Part 1: In Loco Parentis Status and the Opioid Epidemic

In the first article of this series, we discuss grandparents rights in Pennsylvania, in loco parentis status, and the opioid crisis. An April 22, 2019 article from the Census Bureau indicates there may be a connection between opioid prescription rates and whether grandparents raise their grandchildren. The article indicates that the percentage of the population … Continue reading Grandparent Rights in Pennsylvania Series – Part 1: In Loco Parentis Status and the Opioid Epidemic

Pennsylvania Marital Agreements

Post-nuptial and marital settlement agreements can be complex and affect income and property. People can enter into several agreements affecting marital property in Pennsylvania. The types of agreements are: an antenuptial agreement ("prenup"), a postnuptial agreement ("postnup") and the marital settlement agreement. All three agreements can determine how marital property will be disposed of in … Continue reading Pennsylvania Marital Agreements