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In Pennsylvania, child support terminates when a child reaches the age of eighteen (18) and graduates from high school. In Pennsylvania, a parent does not have to pay college expenses for a child who is over 18 unless this has been agreed upon as part of a divorce case. For a family that separates prior […]
When spouses separate, the support of their children is considered a “priority obligation” under the law; if necessary, parents are expected to adjust their other expenditures in order to meet a child support obligation. As a parent, you will want to ensure that the amount of child support paid meets the needs of your children […]
In Pennsylvania, the best interest of the child is the overriding consideration in child custody decisions. What courts consider to be the best interest is influenced by numerous legal factors and how a judge interprets those factors. The formal legal process begins when a parent files a custody complaint. A custody action has to be […]
In the Pittsburgh area, there are many divorce attorneys to choose from, but which one is the best divorce attorney? Which one is right for you? Remember this important fact – The decisions you make as you begin the divorce process and the settlement you receive upon your divorce will affect the future course of […]
In Pennsylvania, the best interest of the child is the overriding consideration in custody decisions. What courts consider to be the best interest is influenced by numerous legal factors and how a judge interprets those factors. Even if a divorce, legal separation, or child custody action is not initiated, a party having custody of minor […]
While divorce among most demographic groups across the country seems to have tapered off or even declined in recent years, the same cannot be said for one population, namely, persons over 50. In fact, a study from last year indicates that about 25 percent of all divorcing couples in the country are from the baby- […]
In most instances, and for obvious reasons, divorce in Pennsylvania or anywhere else is a weighty matter. That is really not surprising, given the number of considerations that can arise when a couple seeks to legally dissolve a marital union. Although every divorce brings its own set of circumstances that need to be considered and […]
“Having a really good attorney and fighting for your fair share” is critically important to an equitable property division outcome in many so-called “gray” divorces in Pennsylvania and nationally, says an executive with a national family research organization. It’s not hard to see why. Gray divorce — another description for marital dissolution among comparatively older […]
Two fathers, whose former wife took their children to eastern Europe for vacation and did not return the children to the United States in violation of the applicable custody orders, were able to locate the children in France and have them returned to their respective custody after a multiple year search and an emergency court […]
A Kansas sperm donor has been ordered to pay child support, despite an agreement to have no involvement and/or responsibility for the child. The sperm donor is seeking to appeal the decision. See links below. ABC News USA Today