How the legalization of gay marriage in Pennsylvania impacted common law marriage Read More
Truth or Fiction: Six Common Myths in Divorce Cases
As a result of the false information out there for public consumption, it is important for a party considering or going through a divorce to consult with counsel to make sure they have the correct information relevant to his or her own case. Read More
Pennsylvania Supreme Court Finds Step Parents Have Duty to Support Their Stepchildren After Divorce (Under Certain Circumstances)
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court held that when a stepparent takes affirmative legal steps to assume the same parental rights as a biological parent, the stepparent likewise assumes parental obligations, such as the payment of child support. Here’s how they came to this decision Read More
Divorce, Custody, Support: Where do I file?
If you and your spouse, or the parent of your children, live in different states or different counties, you may not know where to file your divorce, support or custody action Read More
Why the Superior Court Deviated from the Guidelines to Substantially Increase This Father’s Child Support
As practitioners, we are often faced with cases where a party, or both parties, have remarried. While it is commonly understood that the new spouse’s income is not income directly available for support, this case reinforces the notion that the other spouse’s income can provide justification for deviation from the guidelines to the extent it makes the payor spouse’s income more available for support. Read More
The Top Ten Worst Things to Do During Your Divorce
Ten things to avoid while going through a divorce Read More
Sealing the Record: Will a Party’s Private Matters Be Made Public in the Courtroom?
Divorce, support and custody litigation often involve the most private matters in people’s lives: their finances, sexual relationships and matters involving the best interest of their children. However, in most cases, the details of those matters are not necessarily kept private or confidential by the court and are often the subject of hearings that may be open to the public. Read More