COVID-19 Not the First Event to Lead to Divorce Spikes

Posted on April 30th, 2020 in Divorce

In recent weeks, we’ve seen a large spike in divorces around the world as a result of COVID-19. While we can expect new studies to emerge on the impacts of COVID-19 on divorce in the next few months and weeks, this is not the first time a global event has resulted in increased divorce. Marriage, Divorce, and […]

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How COVID-19 Can Impact Your Divorce

Posted on April 24th, 2020 in Divorce

Courthouses in Pennsylvania remain closed as a result of COVID-19 safety measures which means for many divorcing couples, this can really put a halt to your plans. While this is the most obvious way that the novel coronavirus has impacted Pennsylvania divorces, there are some other concerns pertaining to divorce you may not have yet […]

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Child Support Payment Modification During COVID-19

Posted on April 16th, 2020 in Child Custody/Support

In today’s global health crisis, many family situations are changing almost daily. Employees are being furloughed, families are waiting for unemployment benefits and stimulus checks to hit their accounts. By all means, this is stressful for anyone. But when you also have child support to contend with, it can be a lot to deal with. […]

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Child Custody During COVID-19

Posted on April 9th, 2020 in Child Custody/Support

Right now, parents sharing custody of a child or children are facing an unprecedented issue: how does child custody work during COVID-19? While no hard-set legal changes have occurred in family law, many experts believe right now, keeping open communication between parents and the child is more important than ever. But what can you do […]

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Domestic Violence Rises During COVID-19 Stay At Home Orders

Posted on April 2nd, 2020 in Family Law

Right now, many of us are experiencing social isolation due to government mandates to shelter in place to slow the spread of COVID-19. While this is critical to protect those most vulnerable to catching the virus, this is largely impacting another vulnerable group who right now, needs protection more than ever. Victims of domestic violence […]

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Social Media and Divorce: What Can Be Used Against You

Posted on March 26th, 2020 in Divorce

Social Media and Divorce: What Can Be Used Against You For many, social media is a place to voice opinions, share photos and reconnect with friends and family. While there is a lot of good it can do, social media can also be a place of drama, which in certain situations, can leave you in […]

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When “I Do” Becomes “I Don’t,” Who Gets The Ring?

Posted on March 18th, 2020 in Divorce

Breaking up is hard to do. Whether you and your partner have called off the engagement or you and your spouse are divorcing, there are a lot of emotions at play and a lot of financial questions you may have. One of which being, who gets the ring or rings in the breakup? Pennsylvania has […]

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How Child Support Differs for Special Needs Children in Pennsylvania

Posted on March 12th, 2020 in Child Custody/Support

When it comes to financial obligations in place for divorcing couples, there is a lot to consider when it comes to child support. Pennsylvania uses the “income shares” model for calculating child support, which looks at the income and various other factors to determine monthly support payments. One factor many families do not realize is […]

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Can My Child Refuse Visitation?

Posted on March 5th, 2020 in Child Custody/Support

Divorce can complicate a child’s feelings towards one parent or the other. This can make it difficult for you as a parent to see your child upset when it comes time to visit your ex. But can your child refuse visitation with their parent? We’re here to break it down. The Importance of Visitation Pennsylvania […]

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Can Medical Marijuana Use Impact Child Custody?

Posted on February 27th, 2020 in Child Custody/Support

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf legalized medical marijuana on April 6, 2016. On February 15, 2018, medical marijuana was available for patients at dispensaries across the commonwealth. But with marijuana still not legal on a federal level, what does this mean for child custody cases? Under Pennsylvania Health and Safety Statute §10231.2013, the fact that an […]

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