How Has the One-Year Separation Law Changed Pennsylvania Divorces?

September 14, 2018
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Two years ago, on Dec., 4, 2016, the Pennsylvania Legislature relaxed its “no-fault divorce law” waiting period from two years to one year for a spouse seeking to obtain a divorce without the other spouse’s consent. Over the past two years, there have been various short-term studies regarding the amended separation law. At this time, …

How Did Opioids Change Pennsylvania Child Custody Laws?

August 14, 2018
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Last month, we discussed how a new bill has changed the standing of grandparents in Pennsylvania child custody cases. But did you know that the same bill also grants certain other individuals standings in custody actions as well? This change could help kids all over the state find loving homes, and the opioid epidemic could …

Why Did a Pennsylvania Mom Frame Her Son for DUI?

July 21, 2018
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When it comes to the defense of a DUI arrest, a case can often be more complicated than it first appears. This is especially true of a recent arrest in White Deer Township. A Pennsylvania mom is facing criminal charges over her son’s DUI. Did a Mother Frame Her Son for a DUI? Pennsylvania State …

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

July 7, 2018
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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
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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 …