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What Are Pennsylvania’s Child Custody Relocation Laws?

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Child custody refers to legal custody and physical custody. Physical custody refers to the actual physical possession of a child. In Pennsylvania, parents can develop their own custody agreement with the help of family law mediation or the court can determine it. In many cases, both parties have physical custody rights to the child…. Read More »

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Understanding a Fault Divorce in Pennsylvania

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In a fault divorce, the court grants one spouse a divorce because of some proven fault of the other spouse. Most states no longer recognize fault divorces, but Pennsylvania will grant one under certain circumstances. When Could a Pennsylvania Court Consider a Fault Divorce? Under Pennsylvania divorce statutes, a court may grant the plaintiff… Read More »

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3 Common Types of Nursing Home Abuse

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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… Read More »

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

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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… Read More »

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How Is Child Custody Determined?

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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… Read More »

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What’s the Difference Between Divorce and Legal Separation?

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While many of us are aware that divorce and legal separation are different, many people are not quite sure how these two forms of separation differ. Divorce Versus Legal Separation If you and your spouse are having problems, you may be considering getting a divorce or legally separating. When trying to decide between these… Read More »

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Should I Fight a Speeding Ticket in Pennsylvania?

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In many cases, if you get a speeding ticket in Pennsylvania, you feel like it is not worth fighting it and instead just pay it. However, before you to decide to pay a speeding ticket, you should speak to an attorney about how fighting a traffic violation for speeding in Pennsylvania benefits you whether… Read More »

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Criminal Record Expungement – Your Chance at a Brighter Future

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You’ve made some mistakes in your past, and you have made amends and taken your punishment. You are getting your act together and have made some great strides in straightening your life out. The problem? Your past keeps coming back to haunt you. Every time you apply for a job, you cringe because you… Read More »

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Trucking Accident Experts

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When dealing with trucking accidents an attorney must closely examine log books; bills of lading; time cards, black box data; delivery receipts; meal receipts, and toll/EZ-pass documentation.  This allows a timeline to be created for purposes pinning down times, speeds and rest periods. The use of trucking industry experts, accident reconstruction experts, and mechanical… Read More »

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The Benefits of Record Expungement

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One wild and crazy night on the town, an act of juvenile foolishness or a friend’s drunk I’ll-do-it-if-you-do-it dare: any of those things can result in a criminal record that follows you and affects all aspects of your life. Pursuing an expungement, which removes the record from the court history, is a legal process… Read More »

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