Part II of a series regarding property settlement in a divorce. When you divorce in Pennsylvania, the law requires that the property acquired during the marriage will be divided “equitably” between you and your spouse. In our most recent article about property division, we described what assets should be considered as “marital property” and Read More

[Part 1 of a series regarding marital property, division and divorce] When you get a divorce in Pennsylvania, the law requires that the property acquired during the marriage will be divided “equitably” between you and your spouse. According to the Divorce Code, at 23 Pa.C.S.A. §3501(a), marital property is defined as “all property acquired Read More

Beginning on June 21, 2016, changes to the divorce law will go into effect in Pennsylvania, allowing the Courts to consider convictions for some crimes of violence in deciding when a divorce decree may be issued. Governor Wolf has signed Amendments to the divorce code into law. The statute already allows spouses to enter Read More

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 Read More

Each year, more and more Americans are using social media in some capacity. In fact, by 2012, 56% of American had at least one social media profile. We’re connecting with friends, family members, classmates, coworkers, and complete strangers and sharing personal details of our lives on a daily basis. Like many things, social media Read More

In recent years, there has been much debate over same-sex marriage. More specifically, should these unions be recognized by the government and eligible for all the same benefits as “traditional” marriages. The nation has truly been split over this issue. 16 states, including California, Maine, Maryland, Rhode Island, and Illinois, have recognized gay marriages. Read More

As a family law attorney in State College, Pennsylvania, I often notice trends in marriages, both positive and negative. One of the most recent trends that caught my attention—one that has been building for some time now—is that marriage may be beyond the reach of many working-class Americans. According to a recent article from Read More