Courts tend to favor joint custody, which means you and your ex will probably wind up co-parenting your children.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The ease of no-fault divorce has changed the way the country views the whole situation. You can now find divorce coaches to help you get your life back on track, divorce cakes to share with your close associates and even divorce parties for the unhappy bride and groom to celebrate the end of their unfortunate marriage.
The judges in Pennsylvania who determine whether soon-to-be ex-spouses will receive alimony must consider many factors -- 17 of them to be exact. These factors help the judges determine who should pay alimony, if anyone, and how much should be paid.
When you're going through a divorce, one question you might have is about who is entitled to an inheritance. When you inherit money or assets during your marriage, those assets aren't considered to be marital property. Instead, the property is assigned to the person who received it as separate property. For example, if your uncle passes away and leaves you a boat in only your name, then it goes to you. If your uncle leaves you a boat and includes your spouse's name as well, then you both have a share of that asset.