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Divorce

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When filing a divorce complaint, the grounds or basis for requesting a divorce must be included. Prior to 1980, divorce litigants were required to allege and prove fault grounds in order to secure a divorce. Fault grounds, set forth in section 3301(a) of the divorce code, include: desertion for one or more years; adultery; cruel […]

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Support

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Often, when people first separate from their spouses, their biggest concern is how they will manage their finances going forward. This is especially concerning when one parent stays home to care for young children. Filing for Support with the local Domestic Relations Office should be considered early on in the divorce process, in order to […]

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Child Custody

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It used to be that when two natural parents were equally fit, courts would give positive consideration to the parent who had been the primary caretaker of the children, tipping the scales in favor of that parent. This was known as the “primary caretaker doctrine.” However, since the Pennsylvania Custody Act was revised in 2011, […]

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Relocation under Pennsylvania’s Child Custody Act.

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Relocation is defined in Pennsylvania’s Child Custody Act, as a change in the residence of the child which significantly impairs the ability of a nonrelocating party to exercise custodial rights. If you intend to move to a location which “significantly impairs the other parent’s custodial rights,” you must either obtain the consent of the other […]

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Welcome to our new website!

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Welcome to our new website! This site has been professionally designed to be responsive and mobile friendly, so it looks great and is accessible no matter what type or size of device you are using. Our new website also has an integrated Client Portal, meaning you are able access your case documents, correspondence and calendars […]

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