Has the Opioid Epidemic Changed Pennsylvania Child Custody Laws?

Has the Opioid Epidemic Changed Pennsylvania Child Custody Laws?

August 14, 2018

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

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

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, …

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