Spring has sprung throughout the Philadelphia metro and school-age children throughout the area are counting down the days until summer break. When it comes to summer vacations, camps, family trips and general day-to-day activities, for many parents, summer presents both opportunities and challenges. If you're a divorced or separated parent who shares child custody with an ex, summer is likely an especially hectic time.
It seems that social media has taken over how people live their lives and conduct business. Social media sites have wonderful benefits, allowing people to keep in touch with others despite distance and years. However, they have a downside as well; it is almost impossible to limit who sees information posted on social media. Even if a user has tight security settings, his or her connections may not keep pictures and other information private. As a result, many people in Pennsylvania are turning to social media clauses in legal arrangements related to family law.
Like numerous other aspects of the American legal system, divorce is an adversarial process. When faced with the prospect of divorce, many people think of drawn out child custody battles, unending disputes over marital property and assets, and the heavy emotional burden that comes with ending a marriage.
The traditional legal system is designed to be adversarial - there are two sides fighting against each other, trying to "win." While this system may work for many legal issues, it is often not effective when used for family law disputes such as divorce or child custody. Rather than there being a clear "winner" and "loser" both sides often walk away feeling as if they lost.
The attorney you hire to represent you in your divorce will have a major impact on the outcome of your case - choose wisely.
There are as many reasons why people divorce as why people decide to marry. However, sometimes the reasons cited for divorcing a spouse can play a major role in everything that has to be dealt with afterwards, such as alimony and child support. Pennsylvania couples divorcing may want to follow the story of how a divorce involving one spouse's criminal record is playing out.
There are times when child support payments become a difficult financial strain on a parent for a number of reasons. Luckily, for parents having trouble keeping up with payments, there are legal avenues designed to help. However, one Pennsylvania parent seems to have gone to extreme lengths to avoid facing authorities and dealing with child support issues.
Oftentimes, when people think about alimony payments, they may think of one spouse being well-off or the breadwinner and the other spouse being in a significant amount of need. However, Pennsylvania couples going through a divorce may want to make note of a recent high-profile celebrity case that shows even in a case where it is perceived that both spouses are well-off, anyone may request alimony during a divorce. The case involves Demi Moore and her recent request to receive support payments from her soon-to-be ex-husband, Ashton Kutcher.
When a man signs a birth certificate and claims a child as his own, he is legally vowing to take care of that child until he or she reaches adulthood. However, if it later becomes known that that man is not the father, it can seemingly be unfair to make him pay child support. Pennsylvania parents who take responsibility of a child and later find that child is not theirs may want to examine the child support case of a father in a neighboring state. A little creativity and legal leeway allowed a judge to stick to the confines of the law and yet set things for right for a father who found out he wasn't actually the biological father of a child.