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Transracial adoptions have special considerations

Not all adoptions involve children who are the same race as their adoptive parents. When the child and parents are different races, the adoption is known as a transracial adoption. These types of adoptions have some very unique challenges that must be fully addressed both during the adoption process and also after.

High asset divorce comes with specific challenges

High asset divorces often have complex property division aspects to work through. These matters can make it hard to get things done in a timely manner. One thing that usually occurs is that property has to be valuated. This process isn't simple because it has to consider several factors.

Keep the stress of co-parenting to a minimum

Co-parenting isn't easy for everyone. Personality and parenting style conflicts can make these situations difficult. It's hard enough to present a united front to children when you are in an intact relationship, and all that much harder when the parental relationship is no longer intact.  When you are involved in co-parenting, you need to make sure that you maintain positive vibes so that things don't turn sour.

Family law matters mustn't be shoehorned into generic solutions

Family law issues are understandably close to your heart. There are many different things that you might come across when you are working to get your case together. One thing that you have to remember is that these cases are unique and must be handled in a customized manner. We can help you find out what solutions might be possible based on the circumstances of the case.

A father plays an important role in a child's life

Fathers often think they are at a disadvantage when it comes to child custody issues. This isn't the case any longer. Courts now realize that with very few exceptions, such as abuse, children should get to know both parents and be able to have a meaningful relationship with them.

Educate yourself on all options for your divorce

A divorce is a trying time in your life. There are a lot of different things that you have to work through so that you can get the divorce resolved and move on with your single life. While you might be ready to have it all over with, you shouldn't rush through the process. Forcing things to move too fast can mean that you end up missing something very important.

Pennsylvania law now allows adoptee to search for birth parents

For the past 33 years, adoptees have not been able to request a copy of their original birth certificate. This past week, a new law passed that ended that restriction. Adult adoptees — those over 18 and out of high school — can now request a copy of their birth record the same as anyone else.

Is there still a place for domestic partnerships?

Domestic partnerships were originally a way for same-sex couples to attain some of the benefits of marriage, while there was still a ban on same-sex marriage. Now that the ban on same-sex marriage has been declared unconstitutional, domestic partnerships have tended to be less popular, since couples generally favor marriage. However, there are still benefits that can be gained from a domestic partnership, and depending on your circumstances, you might find it preferential to marriage.

Important topics to discuss prior to getting married

Any couple headed for marriage is excited, overwhelmed, nervous and elated all at once. The planning alone can cause plenty of stress leading up to the big day. With so much to take care of prior to the vows, some couples will forget to have very important discussions with their future spouses.

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