Blog: Family Law

In Family Law, the More Things Change The More They Stay The Same

In 2015, the United States Supreme Court held, in Obergefell v. Hodges, that the right to marry is a fundamental constitutional right, which may not be withheld from same sex couples and...

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Divorce: The Rules Have Changed

Under current Pennsylvania divorce law, if only one spouse wants a divorce, there is a two-year separation waiting period before a divorce can be finalized. This is a longer period than many other...

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One School District + Shared Custody = Two Bus Stops

On August 26, 2015, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania held that the Public School Code requires that a school district provide free transportation to a student whose parents share...

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Governor Wolf Proposes a Tax on Services

In a move called by...

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Special Needs Children and the Beneficiary Designation Trap

In a recent blog, we discussed a vital planning tool for families caring for a child with special needs– the...

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What Should You Look for in an Elder Law Attorney?

An aging U.S. population has brought a myriad of changes to everything from healthcare to the workplace, with many post-retirement age adults continuing or returning to the workforce. And with these...

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Governor Signs New Strengthened Child Abuse Laws

Gov. Tom Corbett recently signed additional reforms to the state’s child protection laws, building on earlier efforts in December toward significantly strengthening Pennsylvania’s child abuse...

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Money and Marriage: Prenuptial Agreements are on the Rise

Prenuptial agreements were once the exclusive domain of celebrities and the ultra-rich. Today, however, most financial planners, attorneys and even the AARP recommends them – for an ever growing...

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Philadelphia Passes New Pregnancy Accommodation Law

Philadelphia employers now must provide “reasonable accommodation” to pregnant workers under a new amendment recently signed into law by Mayor Michael Nutter. The law amends the Philadelphia...

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