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Pennsylvania Family Law

Pennsylvania Appellate Case Demonstrates Importance of New Legislation for same-sex parents

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A recent decision by the Pennsylvania Superior Court in a 2023 Pennsylvania Appellate Case has demonstrated the importance of new legislation for same-sex partners. In this case, a same-sex couple in Pennsylvania contracted a sperm donation and used in vitro fertilization (IVF) to become pregnant. Before the baby was born, the couple separated, and the […]

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What are the Grounds for Divorce in PA?

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Divorce is a difficult process, and the grounds for divorce vary among states. In Pennsylvania, the law provides several options for couples seeking to end their marriage. In this article, we’ll discuss the grounds for fault divorce in Pennsylvania, and whether the state is a “no fault” divorce state. Grounds for Fault Divorce in Pennsylvania […]

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Abandonment Laws in PA

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Abandonment laws in Pennsylvania can have a significant impact on a child custody or divorce proceeding, particularly when it comes to the issue of desertion. In Pennsylvania, abandonment is defined as the willful desertion or neglect of a minor child by a parent or guardian, or the willful failure of a parent or guardian to […]

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Divorce Mediation Myths

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There are several myths about divorce mediation. Below are seven common misconceptions we hear. Divorce Mediation Myth #1: Mediation is the best option for every divorcing couple. Mediation works for many divorcing couples, but not for some.  Mediation works best for spouses who are able to speak up for what’s important to them, and can […]

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Pennsylvania Annulment

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In an annulment a marriage is voided. What is a voided marriage? It’s when the law treats a marriage as if it never existed.  Let’s take a look at a few of the facts: Grounds for Annulment of Marriage Marriage Invalid A no fault divorce can occur when a couple agrees that they want to […]

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Creative solutions to child custody challenges

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There are several standard templates for child custody agreements and visitation schedules.  However, families can be unique in their structure, and individual children have different needs, so a one-size-fits-all solution may not be right for everyone. Some custody challenges require creativity. It is important to avoid “all or nothing” thinking and realize that flexibility may […]

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Exclusive Possession Of Marital Home

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There are no hard and fast rules dictating who should remain in the shared residency, but generally speaking, courts will often grant one party exclusive use and possession of the marital home. If you’d like to be the one remaining in the marital home, then you’ll have to petition the court for exclusive occupancy.

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Benefits and Drawbacks of a Collaborative Divorce

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Facing a divorce is never easy, but you can make the process much more inviting by opting for a collaborative divorce. The traditional idea of divorce is fighting it out in a Pennsylvania court. You imagine arguing with your spouse over assets and the children, but it does not have to be that way. Collaborative […]

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