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February 2015 Archives

Divorce negotiations continue for billionaire couple

The process of dissolving a marriage can be complex for any couple. The divorce process may be more contentious and difficult if there are children involved or a large number of assets that need to be divided. One case keeps making news in Pennsylvania and elsewhere as Ken Griffin and his soon-to-be ex-wife continue to file legal motions against each other as money and where the children will live continue to be sticking points.

Pennsylvania county to offer amnesty to those owing child support

When there is a failure to pay child support, the paying parent may have to contend with varying legal consequences. One legal consequence for failing to appear at a child support hearing in Pennsylvania is the issuance of a warrant for arrest. However, with an extensive backlog of cases, one Pennsylvania county has found a unique was to deal with back child support, while also helping the parents to find a way to avoid further penalties -- a day of amnesty.

Technology may help smooth child support problems

One area of family court that can lead to a lot of contention is cases involving child support. Families may reach an amicable and workable agreement that meets needs in the short term, yet discover added expense and unexpected events lead to child support disputes or confusion. Pennsylvania families may be interested in knowing about how technology is helping families and courts deal with child support problems.

Man faces jail time over child support nonpayment

Whenever a person is legally identified as the parent of a child, that person is typically obligated to pay support if he or she is the noncustodial parent. However, this obligation to pay child support for a child is not always so cut and dried. Pennsylvania parents may be interested in the recent case of a man facing jail time over failure to pay child support for a child he did not father.

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