PARENTAL ALIENATION

The term “Parental Alienation” is frequently used in child custody disputes.  There is some debate as to whether or not Parental Alienation is actually a psychological disorder.   Regardless of whether or not parental alienation is a classified, clinical disorder, divorced or separated parents must be sensitive to the harmful effects […]

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ASSET PROTECTION AND OFF-SHORING

Hidden assets – this is a problem in divorce and support cases, tax avoidance, corporate liability and debt collection.  The holding of “off-shore” accounts may be used to subvert family law obligations, judgments and legitimate tax obligations. Some lawyers work to help clients with what they call “asset protection,” which […]

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PROTECTION FROM ABUSE IN PENNSYLVANIA

Pennsylvania has a strong law protecting people from physical abuse.  Generally speaking, persons eligible for relief are family and household members, sexual or intimate partners, and siblings. Covered acts of abuse are causing bodily injury, sexual assault, false imprisonment, physical abuse of minor children, as well as placing someone in […]

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How to get married in Pennsylvania

Just as there are laws regarding divorce in Pennsylvania, there are laws about marriage.  These laws address issues such as obtaining a marriage license, a required 3 day waiting period, obtaining a syphilis test and taking an oral examination.  There are restrictions on who individuals can marry, including, minors, incompetents, […]

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