August 17, 2019

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Filing a Domestic Violence Protection Order

While the legal intricacies involved with domestic violence protective/protection orders (DVPO) vary from state to state, the basics are the same: A DVPO is meant to protect a victim or potential victim of domestic abuse from her abuser. These … [Read more...]

What to Tell Your Kids About Divorce

If you’re a child of divorce, and so many people are, or if you are a divorcing parent and are worried about how the divorce will affect your children, your concerns are valid. There’s no doubt about it: Divorce is extremely hard on children, … [Read more...]

Considering a Prenup? Get a Lawyer

We all like to think marriage is forever and that the person to whom we pledged “…til death do us part” is the only one we’ll ever marry. Statistics show, however, that many first marriages will end in divorce. Second and third marriages have an even … [Read more...]

Posthumous Marriage Granted After Death of One

Any posthumous marriage petition is extremely unusual, but when it involves two people of the same gender, it is rarer still. And add a conservative state like Utah into the equation and it’s even more unheard of even in this modern era. In Utah … [Read more...]

Grandparents Gaining Custody May Be Easier in Pennsylvania

New legislation was passed July 4, 2018 in Pennsylvania making it easier for grandparents (and other third party adults) to get custody of minor children when it’s in the child’s best interest. The legislation came about in reaction to the case of … [Read more...]

How is a Child Custody Order Established?

Whether you are married or not, if you and your significant other are splitting, and you have a child together, you first concern is probably how it will affect your child and whether your child will be subjected to the will of the court. The good … [Read more...]

Interstate Child Custody Laws

When parents split up, they don’t always stay in the same state. It makes custody issues more complicated, but sometimes it is unavoidable. The Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA) was enacted in 1997 to provide some … [Read more...]

Reporting Domestic Violence

Domestic violence produces all kinds of intractable problems. Survivors of domestic abuse might be paralyzed with fear, unsure of how to handle the situation. Calling the cops is often the first response in such circumstances, but for many people … [Read more...]

5 Things a Father Should Know When Fighting for Custody

The dynamics of child custody litigation have shifted significantly from the time when mothers had absolute rights of custody in child custody suits. In this day and age, both men and women can have full time jobs, be paid well, and at the same time … [Read more...]

Child Custody: Some Basic Terms

When facing child custody issues, there are some basic terms that can be very confusing for parents and loved ones. Physical vs Legal Custody Physical custody is who the child will live with. Legal custody is who has the right to make decisions … [Read more...]