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How Does Mental Health Impact a Child Custody Dispute?

November 7, 2018

Whenever the parents of a child or children decide that they are going to part ways, the question of child custody often arises. It can be difficult enough negotiating your child custody arrangement, but when one parent has a mental health issue that may prevent them from being able to care for their children, it …

PA Family Law Questions of the Week: Alimony Pendente Lite

November 2, 2018

Your Western PA Family Lawyers bring you some important information about PA alimony: If you have spoken to a friend or coworker who went through a divorce in Pennsylvania, you may have heard the term “alimony pendente lite” or “APL.” Read further to understand the basics of APL, why it is an important form of spousal …

Divorce and the Dog: Does it Make Sense to Fight Over Fido?

August 2, 2018

When couples split, often the most emotionally charged issue for our Pennsylvania divorceclients is child custody. Surprisingly, a close second, is pet custody. Wait – is there even such a thing as “pet-custody?” Well, yes and no. Although question of who gets the family’s beloved pet can be nearly as difficult to resolve as the matter of …

Modern Family and Family Law Clients

August 2, 2018

Arguably one of the most popular television shows in recent years, Modern Family allows viewers a glimpse into the family life of fictional characters, but these families are hardly “traditional.” The show centers around 3 very different families: one is a same sex couple who has adopted, another is an older man married to an immigrant with …

Divorce and Your Child’s Pscyhe – Washington County Divorce Lawyers

July 2, 2018

Amid last week’s coverage of all of the details regarding the Boston Marathon bombing, details emerged about all aspects of the bombing suspects’ lives. From their nationality to the scholarships they received, the media unearthed seemingly endless details about the two brothers in an effort to find clues as to the motivation for the bombings. …