Our blog today discusses the steps in the child custody process in Pennsylvania, and specifically in Allegheny County. While all counties are similar, Allegheny County has adopted a unique program called “Generations” that is a mandatory program for any parent going through a custody matter in Allegheny County.
Grandparents often have questions for our Child Custody Attorneys with regard to their rights in a child custody matter and when they have the ability to file a request for custody rights to their grandchildren in Pennsylvania. Our blog today discusses the basics of grandparent custody under the PA statutes.
Myths About Pennsylvania Custody Law
One of the fictions that exists surrounding child custody laws in Pennsylvania is that fathers do not have the right to equal child custody. Many fathers seeking custody of their children often share this falsehood, or believe it to be true. Our blog today debunks this myth and discusses custody rights for both parents in Pennsylvania.
The custody of minor children in Pennsylvania is determined by the “best interests of the child” standard. The courts take into consideration multiple factors listed in the Pennsylvania statutes that judges should consider when determining who gets custody. Continue reading
Pennsylvania Laws Regarding Spousal Support
Alimony in Pennsylvania can only be received after the divorce decree has been finalized and all issues regarding property division, or equitable distribution, are resolved as well. Our blog today focuses on alimony in Pennsylvania and when a spouse might be entitled to alimony after a divorce. Continue reading
The divorce process can be very stressful – why add more stress when trying to choose a divorce lawyer? Our blog today addresses a few things you should look for when choosing your attorney to handle your Pennsylvania divorce matter.
The best way to find an attorney is through people that you know and trust. Do you have a friend that has gone through a divorce recently? Ask him or her who they used and if they were happy with their attorney. Many of our clients come to us as referrals from people we have represented in divorce or in other legal matters. Continue reading
For most people, going through a divorce can be one of the most stressful periods of their lives. Any time we are stressed and emotional, we are not always thinking clearly and logically. Enter an experienced Pennsylvania divorce lawyer. Our role as your advocate is to assist you with making large life decisions throughout your divorce by taking the stress and emotion out of the decision-making process. Additionally, while you and your ex-spouse may know the ins and outs of your financial situation, many unexpected issues arise in a divorce that an experienced lawyer can strategize around and sometimes even anticipate before they occur. Continue reading
Our attorneys help to dismantle marriages on a daily basis. What better way to see and hear firsthand what leads so many married couples to divorce, and to understand what might have prevented it? Here are some things to keep in mind if you are considering getting married or struggling in your married life.