A living will, also commonly known as an advanced healthcare directive or medical directive is a legal document wherein a person specifies what medical actions should be taken for their health if they are no longer able to make medical decisions for themselves because of illness or incapacity.
In covering some of the different types of assisted reproductive technology (ART) available to couples and individuals in Pennsylvania looking to grow their family, surrogacy is an important area to explore. For those who may be confused as to what surrogacy entails this post will cover the very broad basics of surrogacy.
Rapid developments in medical and reproductive technologies are raising new and complex legal issues in family law throughout the United States, including Pennsylvania. Many couples experiencing difficulties with conceiving have increasingly turned to in vitro fertilization (IVF) and other assisted reproduction technologies.
Unless you've been living under a rock for the past ten years, you've probably heard about Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's brood of six children together.
These days, most people communicate through some form of written communications. Whether is a text, and email, or a Facebook post, these communications can spell trouble for anyone in family court. Many people are under the impression that these types of communications can never be brought to court. This is not necessarily true. Some of these communications do in fact make their way to a judge, and this could really make or break a PA Family Court case.
There are two categories of marriages that provide grounds for annulment in Pennsylvania. First, there are marriages that are considered void by their existence. Second, there are marriages that are voidable upon action of either party. The difference with voidable marriages is they are considered valid until either party takes action.