No Room for Mistakes in an Appeal

No Room for Mistakes in an Appeal In some areas of law, the courts can be forgiving of procedural missteps in order to ensure that justice is served and the parties are heard Appeals are not one of these areas, and a minor error in the preparation or filing of your appeal can result in the appeal

Changing Your Name After Divorce

Changing Your Name After Divorce If you are getting a divorce or have already obtained a decree in divorce, and if you want to change your name back to your maiden name, it may be easier than you think A spouse can elect to resume their prior name in Pennsylvania either before or after the

Getting the Most From Your Attorney

Getting the Most From Your Attorney What can you do to get what you need from your attorney Most importantly, check with your attorney before doing anything you think will help your case in order to be sure that what you’re doing will be beneficial In custody matters, it is a good idea to keep

REPRESENTING YOURSELF IS RISKY

REPRESENTING YOURSELF IS RISKY Representing yourself in any court proceeding is a risky proposition When it comes to an appeal of a judge’s decision, it is especially dangerous to attempt it on your own Last month, the Superior Court decided the case of SS v TJ (2019 PaSuper 182) In this

I cannot afford a lawyer for my custody case

I cannot afford a lawyer for my custody case You have decided that you need to go to court for custody of your child  Maybe this decision was made for you because the other side has served you with notice and you have a court date coming up   Maybe you realized that you need a custody order, or