Did you know that grandparents in Pennsylvania can actually be granted child custody rights? Traditionally, if both parents had custody of the child, family law did not provide protection for grandparents and other relatives. Now, however, legal provisions enacted in the past decade offer additional legal options for relatives who have been kept away from their loved ones.
Did you know that residents in more than 44 states may not have access to their own birth certificates? This may sound like a major civil rights violation, but in fact, it has more to do with family law. Individuals who have been adopted, including those in Pennsylvania, may be blocked from accessing their authentic birth certificate, leading to family legal issues that are sparking a call to action.
Spousal support issues that arise during divorce in Pennsylvania are intensely personal and have a direct effect on the future of both parties. Outside of child support and custody, alimony is one of the most important and sometimes contentious issues of divorce.
In the movies, everything's more dramatic than in real life. A prenuptial agreement sounds like something arcane that only happens in rich people's lives, like finding a secret codicil to a rich uncle's will.