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Grandparents Child Custody Rights

ASK BUD Grandparent  – “How can a grandparent get custody? Bud asks – “Tell me about the relationship.” Grandparent: “I had a very close relationship with my granddaughter, Ivy (name changed for confidentiality), for a few years, and the… Read More
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Pennsylvania Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD)

Our attorneys at Berman & Associates take a strong position both in and out of the court system when we represent clients facing first offense DUI charges. Being able to avoid that conviction puts you in a position to apply for an expungement (… Read More
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Categories: Criminal Law, DUI

Pet Custody Law

When couples split up or divorce, who gets the family pet often becomes a matter of dispute. Typically our dogs and cats become family, so protecting and having access to them becomes an important issue. Pennsylvania law, however, views pets as prope… Read More
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Categories: Divorce, Family Law, Pets

Non-Marital and Pre-Marital Pet Contracts

Disputes over pet ownership are increasingly common following a break-up and can be very costly for all involved. As a result, all couples, regardless of marital status, should consider entering into a contract that provides for pet ownership and pet… Read More
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Categories: Divorce, Family Law, Pets

Is Domestic Violence an Issue in Your Case?

Under the Pennsylvania Protection from Abuse Act, a victim of familial, household or domestic abuse is offered the opportunity to remove an abusive person from his or her home. It is important to realize that help is available and that you do not hav… Read More
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Categories: Divorce, Family Law

Pre- and Post-Marital Agreements

Prior to marriage, it is important to protect the personal assets you bring into the marriage. This can be accomplished by drafting a clear prenuptial agreement, which can save time, expense and stress, should a divorce or separation later occur. It… Read More
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Categories: Family Law

What Does The Court Consider When Calculating Child Support?

Thousands of parents in this state need to be familiar with child support guidelines and orders. If you are getting divorced or recently had a child out of wedlock, then you should begin by understanding how support is calculated in this state. In or… Read More
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Civil asset forfeiture: Practical or punitive?

If you have a bundle of cash, there is no law against you carrying it with you wherever you go. That kind of action isn’t typically recommended, though, because of the risk the carrier faces if some nefarious person finds out about the stash and de… Read More
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Categories: Criminal Law

What Rights Do Grandparents Have?

Becoming a grandparent is a milestone event. Building a bond with your grandchildren may have been a long-held dream of yours. You likely work hard at strengthening that bond at every opportunity. So, when your grandchildren’s parents announce thei… Read More
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Parents: What to Know About Modifying Child-Related Plans

As children grow, their needs change dramatically. When parents are married, they can adjust to these changes together. However, when parents are divorced and sharing custody of their children, court intervention may be required to make the necessary… Read More
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