Basics of Spousal Maintenance in Pennsylvania: How Much and How Long?

Written By: Brandy Miller | July 15, 2016 | No Comments

One of the challenges of divorce is that in many cases there is a difference in finances between the two parties involved. Perhaps one spouse has remained at home and has raised children while the other spouse has succeeded outside the home at work. Maybe one spouse has attended school while another has brought in…

How Are Child Custody Cases Decided in Pennsylvania?

Written By: Brandy Miller | July 1, 2016 | No Comments

Child custody cases are decided in Pennsylvania, above all, on the premise that the courts act in the best interests of the child or children involved. Usually, child custody cases begin with a petition for child custody. These petitions can occur as part of the divorce, as part of child support petitions or separately. Once…

Pennsylvania Ruling About Stepfathers and Child Support

Written By: Brandy Miller | June 15, 2016 | No Comments

What role do stepfathers play in a child’s life after divorce? Are they required to pay child support? In cases where the stepfather has adopted the child, it’s clear that the stepfather must support adopted stepchildren. In cases where the stepfather chose not to adopt, though, the law has been murkier. However, the Pennsylvania Supreme…

What Are Grandparent Visitation Laws in PA?

Written By: Brandy Miller | June 1, 2016 | No Comments

Grandparents play a key role in grandchildren’s lives. They can share knowledge and family history with their grandchildren, and in many cases, grandparents provide the unconditional love and support children crave. While in many cases parents are eager to foster good relationships between grandparents and grandchildren, this is not always the case. In Pennsylvania, in…

Prenups: Are They Necessary?

Written By: Brandy Miller | May 15, 2016 | No Comments

Many couples in Pennsylvania who are considering marriage are wary about the idea of a prenuptial agreement. Some people feel they don’t “need” a prenuptial agreement because they don’t plan on getting divorced or because they don’t feel they have enough assets. Others feel that a prenuptial agreement somehow sets up the idea of divorce…

Same-Sex Marriage Rights

Written By: Ali Audi | July 7, 2015 | No Comments

A Primer on Rights Granted to Same-Sex Couple Couples Before, During, and After Marriage The recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling (Obergefell v. Hodges) legalized Same-Sex Marriage in the whole country. We have received questions regarding what rights the verdict has granted to Same-Sex Couples. We have therefore put together a short primer on the rights and…