A New Pennsylvania divorce law designed to make lifer for spousal abuse victims will go into effect next month. This law, unanimously passed by the Pennsylvania house, will alleviate certain obstacles that hinder an abused spouse from leaving an abusive partner who will not easily
Pennsylvania State Representative Scott Petri is proposing a new adoption law that would ease the process for Pennsylvania couples looking to adopt and Pennsylvania children looking for a permanent home.
Petri testified last month before the House Children and Youth Committee on behalf of his proposed bill, House bill 1526.
Your Options When a Change in Income Makes it Hard to Pay Spousal Support
Alimony in Pennsylvania is calculated based on a list of 17 spousal support criteria. These criteria are based on each spouse’s income during the marriage and at the time of the divorce.
Failure to hire an experienced attorney is one of the most common blunders made by those going through the Pennsylvania divorce process. While you can legally represent yourself (known as "pro se" representation) in an effort to save money on legal fees, there are many
Pennsylvania's new child support laws went into effect on May 12, 2010. The most important change under the new guidelines, according to a Main Line Media News report, is how child support will be calculated in high-income cases. Examples of such cases involve parties whose
Most parents throughout the U.S. would agree that maintaining a household and taking care of children is a full-time job. While every family composition is different – two parents, single parents, grandparents raising their children’s children, etc. - there can be no set way of
While several philanthropists donate money and artwork to museums out of the goodness of their hearts, there often is also a tradition of giving, a sense of pride, and at least some incentive in the form of tax deduction. However, with the current ambiguity of
Wishes that pertain to distribution of a person’s estate after death are outlined in a Last Will and Testament, more commonly known as a will. A will specifies how the estate is administered and who should be the personal representative of the deceased. It should
It is advisable to prepare a will so that the administration of your estate upon your death goes smoothly for family members and beneficiaries. A will is a legal document that specifies how the deceased’s assets are distributed after he or she dies. An executor
A will is a document that provides for the distribution of your estate when you die. Probate is the process of validating the will in surrogate court and administering the estate. It includes defining an executor or personal representative if the deceased did not appoint