NFL player, Jimmy Smith, in midst of child custody dispute

Relationships among high profile athletes often come under intense scrutiny from fans, especially when those relationships do not end happily. These sports professionals often find themselves caught up in acrimonious child custody disputes filled with allegations that may or may not be true. Football fans living in Pennsylvania may be aware of such a dispute involving Raven’s cornerback, Jimmy Smith.  According […]

No fault doesn’t mean no reason when it comes to divorce

|November 5, 2017 | blog, Firm News

You’ve probably heard of (or perhaps even known someone who has experienced) long, drawn out courtroom battles marked by emotional outbursts, contentious debates and mudslinging between spouses as they fight their way through divorce proceedings. In fact, this description of divorce is so common that you might have felt a bit out of the loop […]

Creative custody may be the answer to your stability worries

|November 3, 2017 | blog, Firm News

When you decided to pursue divorce, you may have immediately begun worrying about your children’s future. Perhaps stories of high risk behavior in children of divorce increased your anxiety level. On the other hand, you may know a few people whose children have seemingly fared quite well since their parents split; of course, you’re hoping […]

Woman accused of running an adoption scheme

|November 1, 2017 | adoption, Firm News

Couples who are unable to have their own biological children may always dream of becoming a family. In these situations, many may consider adoption as a way of providing a child with a loving home. Pennsylvania residents have many options, however, not every opportunity is what it seems. Recently, one woman has been accused of […]

Some jobs may increase likelihood of divorce

|October 25, 2017 | divorce, Firm News

By its nature, a marriage requires tremendous amounts of time and energy in order for it to survive — let alone thrive. Needless to say, if one’s occupation also requires an equal amount of time and energy, then it may not be surprising when a divorce ensues. While there are seemingly endless career choices for […]

Study points to shared child custody as better option for many

Traditionally, when parents divorced, family court judges usually ordered that mothers would be the primary care provider and fathers would be relegated to part-time parenting. However, in spite of the intention to spare children the conflict that may erupt between parents, a recent study points to shared child custody being a better option. Pennsylvania has […]

An adoption is not the only reason to terminate parental rights

|October 12, 2017 | adoption, Firm News

Many Pennsylvania families are headed by one if not two biological parents. However, families can take many forms for a variety of different reasons, including adoption. In order for many adoptions to take place, the existing parental rights of a biological parent may first need to be terminated. While adoption is one reason why a court […]

Lawmaker seeks to modify how child custody time is determined

Marriages can be a blessing when things are going well or a curse when they are not. Some couples may decide that divorce is a better option, especially if minor children are frequently subjected to a hostile marital environment. However, the parents will be faced with making a parenting plan concerning care of the children. Pennsylvania has its own child […]

Shared parenting bucks the trend of sole custody

|October 2, 2017 | blog, Firm News

It may seem obvious to say, but most divorces involve conflict. However, you may find comfort in hearing that the conflict, while intense in the throes of divorce, typically fades during the years immediately afterward. Unfortunately, the child custody rulings made in the heat of conflict may remain in place throughout the child’s life. This […]

Considering which assets are worth their costs in a divorce

|September 27, 2017 | divorce, Firm News

While it is true that the end of a marriage is emotionally taxing, it still may be worth the effort to pay close attention to the financial aspects. Not every asset is worth its weight when the monetary costs of the divorce are calculated. Pennsylvania has its own laws regarding the division of property, but there are […]

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