How Will a New Pennsylvania Law Affect Child Custody for Grandparents?

How Will a New Pennsylvania Law Affect Child Custody for Grandparents?

July 7, 2018

In recent years, the standing of grandparents when it comes to child custody has been unstable in Pennsylvania. The Child Custody Act granted elevated standing to grandparents during custody disputes, but that changed in 2016. Now, a new Pennsylvania bill is trying to fill in the gaps and correct the course when it comes to …

Could Retirement Affect Your Alimony in Pennsylvania?

June 28, 2018

Alimony is the payment made by one spouse to another based upon either the terms of a property settlement or a divorce decree. If the alimony was figured using the property settlement, then that settlement governs any modifications or termination of the alimony. However, if alimony is asserted through a divorce decree, then modifications and …

Why Must a Writer Split a Court Settlement with His Ex-Spouse?

June 14, 2018

Hollywood is full of interesting stories that roll out on the big screen almost every week. Take the 2013 White House thriller “Olympus Has Fallen”, starring Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart and Morgan Freeman. This movie delivers a lot of action and surprises, but did you know it did the same thing in Pennsylvania Superior Court? …

How Can the #MeToo Movement Affect Divorce?

May 21, 2018

Black dresses at the Golden Globes, celebrities suddenly fired, people finding their voice against their abusers: these are the results of the #MeToo movement and the “Time’s Up” movement. These social media phenomena have rocked our culture over the last year or so, paving a new path for social justice. Yet, there is a price …

Is There Any Way to Fight Parental Alienation?

May 7, 2018

Have you heard of parental alienation? This phenomenon, though not well known publicly, is a common occurrence in family courts all across the state of New Jersey. Alienation can lead to loving parents being cut off from their children and force them to pay the alienator money in the form of spousal and child support. …

What’s the Difference Between Child Custody and Child Visitation?

April 14, 2018

Unfortunately, not all marriages end like the stories in our favorite fairy-tales. Parents will sometimes decide to split up and have to make the tough decision of deciding who gets custody of their children. Some parents can reach a compromise regarding child custody and visitation, others will battle it out in court and a judge …

3 Common Types of Nursing Home Abuse

April 7, 2018

It’s hard to imagine a nursing home staff member harming one of their residents. Unfortunately, for whatever reasons, some caretakers harm and abuse those under their case. This abuse can cause great physical or psychological harm. In some severe cases, the abuse has even caused death. Keep your elderly loved one safe and study up …

What Happens if There is a Wrongful Death in a Nursing Home?

March 30, 2018

When a loved one dies in a nursing home due to negligent circumstances, families can be devastated and desire compensation to pay for their pain and suffering. A wrongful death occurs when a person dies as a result of another person’s negligence. Wrongful death lawsuits are usually filed due to nursing home abuse or neglect, …

Spousal Support in Pennsylvania

March 15, 2018

Also called spousal support, alimony is a payment one spouse gives to the other spouse to provide financial support during or after a divorce. It is possible for the spouses to reach an agreement regarding the amount and duration of alimony. The court can also hand down an order if the spouses can’t agree on …

How Is Child Custody Determined?

November 20, 2017

One of the biggest points of contention of any divorce can be the determination of child custody. Deciding which parent should have sole custody or negotiating a joint custody arrangement is never easy. However, if you know how other parents have been able to decide child custody during a divorce or legal separation, it can …

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