Paternity is often a very important issue in family law cases. Most people have watched episodes of "Jerry Springer" or "Maury" where whole shows are based on revealing paternity test results to a couple, which either turns out to be good news, or a not-so-great revelation that causes fighting on the set (cue the Bodyguards!) However, in the family court realm, paternity is an issue that is taken much more seriously than may be portrayed on television.
Pennsylvania: A Hybrid Divorce Jurisdiction
In Pennsylvania, child custody is determined based on what is in the best interests of the child. Courts take many factors into consideration, including the stability of each parent, the parent's mental and physical fitness, potential substance abuse of parents, history of domestic violence, and the parent's morality and character.
Happy Valentine's Day from our Allegheny County Family Law Attorneys! With our law practice centered around family law, many of our clients are going through their first, or one of their first Valentine's Days post-divorce, which makes this day seem less-than-exciting. Our challenge to everyone today, whether in a relationship or not, is to remember the purpose of this day. The heart-shaped candies and cards full of hearts are not coincidental - they are there as a symbol of love and a reminder about what this day is really about. Sure, most think of Valentine's Day as a day for romantic love, but love comes in many shapes and sizes.
Our Pittsburgh Family Law firm brings you this information on "Goodwill" in equitable distribution:
Are there new developments on the horizon for Pennsylvania Child Custody Laws?
Our Pittsburgh Family Lawyers bring you the following information on prenuptial agreements in Pennsylvania: