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How a Restraining Order C…

How a Restraining Order Can Protect You During Divorce

If you have become the victim of abuse during your marriage, escaping that relationship can feel daunting — or even impossible. However, the Pennsylvania Protection from Abuse Act gives abuse survivors a tool to shield themselves and their chil… Read More
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Categories: Divorce, Family Law
How Judges Divide Propert…

How Judges Divide Property in a Pennsylvania Divorce

When a couple gets married and moves in together, each spouse brings certain property with them: cars, bank accounts, sometimes even a home. Over the years of the marriage, they gather more together. What happens when the couple separates and eventua… Read More
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Categories: Divorce, Family Law
Do You Need to Go to Cour…

Do You Need to Go to Court Before Moving Away From Pennsylvania With Your Child?

The time after the end of a marriage or relationship can be difficult, but it can also provide the opportunity for new beginnings—including a geographic move, perhaps for a new job or to be closer to extended family. Unfortunately, if you are a par… Read More
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What are Fathers’ Right…

What are Fathers’ Rights When Parents Aren’t Married?

When a family welcomes a new child it should be a happy event. But when a child’s parents aren’t married sometimes that child’s father faces an uphill paternity battle to establish their rights and protect their children. When Parents’ Rights… Read More
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Should You Include Fault…

Should You Include Fault in Your Pennsylvania Divorce?

Blame and fault is almost always part of getting a divorce. There is a reason why couples no longer want to be together, and each spouse probably has a different explanation for what went wrong. In Pennsylvania, some of those reasons affect the proce… Read More
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Categories: Divorce, Family Law
Grandmother reading a book to granddaughters

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 then… Read More
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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