Category: Family Law

Jan
04
2019

CHANGES TO FAMILY LAW IN 2019

There are a number of changes to relevant laws and state rules that can affect how Pennsylvania family law cases are handled in 2019. The new year may bring new ways of thinking about your ongoing or upcoming divorce and custody matters. Tax consequences of alimony: The most talked-about change was announced early last year.  […]

Dec
18
2017

PUBLIC ACCESS POLICY – New Restrictions to Protect Privacy

On January 6, 2018, the new Public Access Policy rule will go into effect in Pennsylvania to limit the personal information contained in court files accessible to the public. It is likely to have significant impact in family law cases like divorce and custody, where attorneys and individuals representing themselves will be required to exclude […]

Sep
29
2016

Cohabitation Agreement – Avoiding the Vows

Couples often have lengthy periods of cohabitation without making plans to marry. When individuals anticipate avoiding the vows of marriage in favor of living together with a less formal relationship, it is still possible to clarify the terms by which financial responsibilities will be shared with a cohabitation agreement. In contrast, individuals with a clear […]

Aug
05
2016

Surrogacy Law: How important is the surrogate contract?

Modern advances in scientific means of assisted reproduction (surrogate) have allowed prospective, wanna-be-parents to have children in new ways that we would not have imagined when we were children ourselves, but has the law kept up with the progress? In the recent case of In Re Baby S., 2015 PA Super 244, Pennsylvania Superior Court […]

Mar
03
2016

Custody Agreement – Be Careful What you Bargain For

A self-imposed financial penalty in a custody agreement was recently upheld by the Superior Court against a father who had agreed to pay damages for seeking a modification of his own child custody schedule. In the matter of Huss v. Weaver, 2016 Pa. Super. 24, the Court held that the father’s custody agreement to pay […]

Jan
04
2016

DO YOU HAVE CUSTODY OF YOUR GRANDCHILD?

Many Grandparents take over the role of custodians when their sons and daughters are incapable of taking care of their own children. Even if it is only temporary, there are legal ways to ensure that your grandchildren are safe and secure in your care when you are their primary caretaker. What do you need to […]