One of the most important things to the day to day practice of the law is keeping up on the ever changing cases and statutes that govern the lives of attorneys and clients. Whether it's making sure you have an up to date copy of the state Rules of Civil Procedure establishing a deadline for filing your inventory and appraisement in an equitable distribution hearing or new decisions from the state appellate courts, as lawyers if we don't keep abreast of changes in the law, we will be left in the dust by our opposing counsel. It's also important that the clients stay updated as well so that they have the best impression of the merit of their case. Because of this, we are excited to announce a new monthly feature to our blog. On the last Monday of each month, we will be providing a list of the most recent Pennsylvania Superior Court decisions related to family law and brief summaries of these cases. This feature will be supplemented in-depth reports on some of the most important cases and how they will impact you.
Lisa Marie Vari & Associates is excited and proud to announce that our law clerk, Alexandra E. Cabonor, a May 2015 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, has passed the Pennsylvania Bar Exam and is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth!
With the whirlwind of publicity surrounding Caitlyn (formerly "Bruce") Jenner's coming out as transgender, the often overlooked issue of transgendered individuals and transgender children in particular has become hot topic. Of specific importance in the family law community are issues including transgender children's access to resources, support and facilities they need. This can become especially trying for families going through divorce and custody litigation in addition to struggling to adjust to life with a transgender child.
Though its been used for some time in several states, the process of collaborative divorce is a pretty new concept when it comes to Pennsylvania family law. The process is intended to be more cooperative and usually less-stressful way of getting a divorce. Because divorce can often be a very tough time for those involved, this alternative to taking your case to court can alleviate some of the stress and worry associated with divorce. Collaborative divorce is a process where both spouses work together to achieve the result best for their own situation. Read more to find some information on collaborative divorce in Pennsylvania.
Marital reconciliation happens when two individuals are separated but have not gone through the final stages of divorce, and one party makes a good faith offer to return to the household and live together once again as spouses.
In Pennsylvania, there is something known as a presumption of paternity when referring to a child that is born to a married couple. Under this presumption, the law assumes that a child born or conceived during an intact marriage is a child of that marriage. This means that husband and wife are presumed to be mom and dad. This presumption is very strong and extremely difficult to overcome.
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