Tis the season…

Tis the season… Tis the season to be… fighting over who will have custody of the children for the holidays!  For many people the holiday season is full of great memories of time spent with family and friends  However, for some, this is the most stressful time of the year  It is the time

Adultery and Alimony in Pennsylvania

Adultery and Alimony in Pennsylvania In Pennsylvania, adultery is generally defined as a married person engaging in voluntary sexual relations with a person other than his or her spouse In addition to being one of several “fault grounds” giving rise to a complaint in divorce, one spouse’s

LGBTQ Parental Rights

LGBTQ Parental Rights When a child is born to a married, heterosexual couple, the law presumes that both the husband and wife are the legal parents of that child When a child is born to a married, same-sex couple, this is not the case The law does not recognize the non-biological parent as the

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