When you hear the word "incompetent," you might associate it with a criminal law defendant; the issue of competency, however, is just as relevant in a Pennsylvania family law case. Parties often testify on their own behalf in family law cases, and no matter what field of law, one may not testify if they are deemed incompetent.
Courts in Pennsylvania are most concerned with the best interests of the child anytime they are considering custody. This 'best interests' standard also applies in those cases where a grandparent is attempting to gain some kind of custody of their grandchildren.
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Our Pittsburgh family law attorneys bring you this recent information regarding a child custody case decided in the Superior Court of Pennsylvania on December 18, 2012:
Election Day is tomorrow, and our Pittsburgh family law attorneys remind you to go out and vote in this year's Presidential Election! Voting for a Presidential candidate is a big choice to make, and one that should not be taken lightly. In our day-to-day lives, we are faced with many big choices. Some of the most important decisions we make involve our family members and loved ones.
In remembrance of 9/11, our Pittsburgh family law attorneys at Lisa Marie Vari & Associates salute our active military personnel serving and protecting our country each and every day. These brave men and women deserve our utmost respect not just today, but each day for the service they provide for our country.
Same sex marriages in New York and California are frequently reported in the news, but why not in Pennsylvania? If you checked any social media or celebrity gossip site on Monday, August 27, you would have learned that Rosie O'Donnell married her partner, Michelle Rounds, on June 9th in a very private ceremony. This was shocking for the social media world who wondered: "how was she able to keep this a secret for months?" But from a family law perspective, one may question why every same sex marriage publicized in the media almost always occurs in New York or California.