Nov
22
2019

Expedited Pardon for Non-Violent Marijuana Convictions

Beginning October 1, 2019, the Pennsylvania Board of Pardons began accepting applications to pardon non-violent marijuana related convictions.  When an application is successfully filed and granted, the conviction is completely erased from the individual’s criminal record. The criminal convictions that are eligible for this program include the following: Possession of a small amount of marijuana […]

Aug
23
2019

MAKING THE GRADE – BACK TO SCHOOL WITH SHARED CUSTODY

It’s that time of year again, when children head back to school.  For parents without adequate custody orders, it may also be time to head back to court.  With some advance planning for school and guidance from a lawyer about your legal responsibilities, it is possible to make the grade as A+ parents with a […]

Jul
16
2019

Firearm Rights Restoration- Federal Government Acknowledges Relief in Pennsylvania

Firearm Rights Restoration- Federal Government Now Acknowledges Relief Issued in Pennsylvania Courts for Mental Health Commitments On July 1, 2019, the ATF granted the Certification of Qualifying Relief from Disabilities filed by the Pennsylvania State Police.  This decision means that those granted relief in Pennsylvania Courts from firearm prohibitions arising from prior mental health commitments, […]

Jun
20
2019

MEDIATION OF DIVORCE AND CUSTODY CASES

Spouses and parents who are separating often use mediation as a method of resolving potential legal disputes.  Mediation is an informal process through which an impartial, third party mediator works with the former couple to resolve their disagreements together instead of letting the judge decide their case.  Mediators do not make decisions like a judge, […]

May
03
2019

Immigration and Naturalization Update: “Legal” Marijuana

Immigration and Naturalization Update: Those who use Medical Marijuana work in the “Legal” Marijuana industry are not of Good Moral Character, may be denied Citizenship One of the requirements for a Lawful Permanent Resident (green card holder) to become a US Citizen is to prove that they are of good moral character (GMC). On April […]

Apr
25
2019

Parental Alienation Awareness Day – 4/25

Parental Alienation, sometimes known as Hostile Aggressive Parenting, is behavior by a parent which could cause alienation in the relationship between a child and the other parent. Parental Alienation occurs most often in divorce and custody disputes, where a child may be turned against a parent by a series of actions or statements by the […]