Do Mothers Get Physical Custody More Often Than Fathers?

Posted on May 26th, 2021 in Uncategorized

Pennsylvania currently uses the “best interest of the child” standard for child custody, which legally means the court has to look at both parents fairly. There are no longer any legally backed assumptions that a child should live with their mother after a divorce because the mother is arbitrarily better for the child. This means […]

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Avoid Criminal Charges This Memorial Day

Posted on May 20th, 2021 in Criminal Charges

Memorial Day is an important American holiday that’s celebrated across the country. We’re supposed to spend the day in remembrance of military personnel who have died serving our country. It’s become a holiday where people often spend their time remembering by partying. This leads to a list of poor decisions that can lead to people […]

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What Types of Visitation Are There?

Posted on May 11th, 2021 in Child Custody/Support

Divorce is a difficult process to go through. It’s the separation of a family you thought would last forever, but the most important thing during and after a divorce is the children. Any good parent would want what’s best for them, even if it means they don’t have full physical custody, and can only see […]

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What Types of Child Custody Are There?

Posted on May 5th, 2021 in Child Custody/Support

Divorce is hard on a family, and sadly many have or will go through it. Too often, divorce includes a legal discussion about how both parents are to care for their child, and how much control they each have in the child’s life. To make matters tougher, child custody and visitation rights aren’t that simple […]

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Senate Unanimously Approves Custody Reform Bill, Kayden’s Law

Posted on April 20th, 2021 in Child Custody/Support

Earlier this year, Senate Bill 78 — often known as Kayden’s Law — was reintroduced and unanimously voted out of the Senate Judiciary Committee. The bill is named after Kayden Mancuso, a 7-year-old Pennsylvania girl who was murdered by her biological father during an unsupervised court-ordered overnight visit in the summer of 2018. The father […]

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Can Parental Alienation Determine Custody?

Posted on April 15th, 2021 in Child Custody/Support

Parental alienation occurs when one parent isolates a child from the other parent through manipulation, usually through words or actions. The child may feel fear of discipline or guilt due to this parent’s abuse, and make no mistake, this is child abuse. Often, if a pattern of parental alienation is established, it can determine a […]

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Do I Have Rights in a Domestic Partnership?

Posted on April 6th, 2021 in Family Law

For some Pennsylvania couples, they may decide that the idea of traditional marriage is just not for them. However, they still want to be legally bound in some way. In those cases, opposite-sex and same-sex couples may enter into a domestic partnership–but do these couples have the same legal rights? Kalinoski Law Offices explains your […]

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Child Custody Gets Complicated Because of COVID-19 Vaccinations

Posted on March 31st, 2021 in Child Custody/Support

Child custody is never a smooth process, especially during a global pandemic. But now, instead of parents worrying about the common issues of pickup times and locations, parents now have the added factor of, did my ex get vaccinated? At Kalinoski Law Offices, we know child custody is complicated, and because of the controversy of […]

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Factors That May Affect the Division of Property

Posted on March 25th, 2021 in Divorce

In 2018, Pennsylvania had a divorce rate of 2.6 per 1,000 inhabitants. These statistics reveal just how many people in the state are separating, some of whom may struggle with the division of their assets. What many of these divorcing couples may not realize is that there are factors that may impact the division of […]

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Avoid Criminal Charges This St. Patrick’s Day Holiday

Posted on March 16th, 2021 in Criminal Charges

We know that the St. Patrick’s Day holiday weekend can make the most level-headed person turn to the luck of the Irish to tempt fate. Unfortunately, when your holiday shenanigans include drunk driving or other criminal mischiefs, blaming the leprechauns won’t be a strong enough defense. Kalinoski Law Offices encourages you to avoid criminal charges […]

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