Pennsylvania Family Law and Divorce
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April 2016 Archives

Step Parent Adoption in Pennsylvania

Adoption cases can often be extremely stressful to any potential parent seeking to adopt a child. Like all adoption cases, Step Parent Adoption cases can be some of the most complex custody cases that come before a court. When a Step Parent chooses to adopt a child, the parental rights of the parent who is not the Adopter's spouse must be terminated. This can happen one of two ways: the first can be through consent from the person whose parental rights will be terminated. The second option is a court's decision to involuntarily terminate a person's parental rights.

Equitable Distribution In Pennsylvania Part II: Date of Separation

Pennsylvania Family Law: Mediation

The process of going through a divorce, custody dispute, or and other family law matter in Pennsylvania can be a stressful one for everyone involved. An option that many people aren't aware they have is utilizing mediation as a means of settling the legal dispute. There are many advantages to mediation, in fact, parties in a custody dispute in Allegheny County are required to attend an initial mediation to attempt to resolve the issue without further court action.

Equitable Distribution In Pennsylvania Part I: What is Martial Property

Alimony and Modification in Pennsylvania

Alimony is a payment that one spouse makes to another after a final divorce decree is granted. In Pennsylvania, an award of alimony is not automatically granted. The court has discretion in granting alimony and determining what the proper amount of alimony should be.

Can I File a Custody Action in Pennsylvania?