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 […]

Apr
18
2019

DIVORCE:   WHAT HAPPENS TO MY PETS?

Most pet owners consider their dogs and cats to be “fur babies” who deserve the same love and attention given to children.  In a divorce, though, pets are not treated as kids.  They are considered to be property, and custody laws don’t apply. Even if divorcing couples reach an agreement about how they intend to […]

  • By: Judith Homan
  • Filed Under: Divorce
Mar
04
2019

PATERNITY:  A FATHER’S RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

When a child is born to unmarried parents, the hospital or other “birthing center” must provide the birth parents with an opportunity to sign an acknowledgment of paternity, with an explanation of the parental rights and duties associated with the acknowledgment.  If an acknowledgment is not signed, a court may determine a man to be […]

  • By: Judith Homan
  • Filed Under: Custody