What Happens to the Family Business After Divorce?

Posted on February 24th, 2021 in Family Law

They say you should never mix business with pleasure yet, family businesses started by married couples tend to always be around. While Entrepreneur reports that it is possible to mix love and business, the unfortunate reality is that not all couples will be able to make it work. But what happens to a family business […]

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Can a Victim Drop Charges in PA?

Posted on January 27th, 2021 in Family Law

Whether you are a victim of domestic violence, assault, larceny, etc., there may come a point where you decide you wish to drop the charges made against your aggressor–but is that possible? In Pennsylvania, a victim cannot drop charges. Kalinoski Law Offices explains why. Can a victim drop charges in domestic abuse cases? No. When […]

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CPS Visitation Rules in Pennsylvania

Posted on January 12th, 2021 in Family Law

Knowing your rights if your family becomes involved in a Child Protective Services (CPS) investigation is critical–especially when your child is removed from the home. While your child will first be placed with a family member or a foster family within their school district to cause as minimal disruptions in the child’s life as possible, […]

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Myths and Misconceptions About Prenuptial Agreements

Posted on January 5th, 2021 in Family Law

Many of us have heard the early 2000s hit, “Gold Digger” by Kanye West with the iconic, “Holla we want prenup, we want prenup,” line repeated in the verse. While this song was used to highlight a relationship gone sour, many people hold this misconception that prenups are only needed for those who have mistrust […]

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All I Want For Christmas Are Support Payments

Posted on December 22nd, 2020 in Family Law

The holiday season is one for giving, making amends, and new beginnings. Unfortunately, when your ex can’t make good on his support payments, you are feeling anything other than holly jolly–especially when he shows up on Christmas with extravagant gifts for the kids, meanwhile you can barely make ends meet. What can you do? Contact […]

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Domestic Violence Reporting Requirements in Pennsylvania

Posted on December 8th, 2020 in Family Law

Since the onset of COVID-19, there have been increased concerns for domestic violence victims as they are forced to remain in close confines with their abusers. Though the number of calls reporting domestic violence across the United States dropped by 50% in some regions, law enforcement and medical professionals alike know that it doesn’t mean […]

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Understanding International Adoption In Pennsylvania: Citizenship

Posted on November 24th, 2020 in Family Law

When you are trying to expand your family via means of adoption, the process can be stressful. The waiting, the appointments, and home visits, it’s enough to make you think it just isn’t going to happen. But then it does, and that missing piece in your life has been filled. While obviously, it’s not that […]

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Keep the Holidays Merry with These Shared Custody Tips

Posted on November 11th, 2020 in Child Custody/Support, Family Law

As the holiday season draws near, many families may be planning for smaller, more intimate gatherings as a result of COVID-19 outbreaks. However, whether the entire family is getting together or just those in the immediate circle, for divorced parents, the holiday season may seem tense. But it doesn’t have to be. Keep the holidays […]

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Do You Need a Postnuptial Agreement?

Posted on October 27th, 2020 in Family Law

After The Real Housewives of Potomac, star Ashley Darby told her husband she wanted a postnuptial agreement following cheating allegations, some couples have begun wondering if postnuptial agreements are just for those struggling with their marriage, or are there other benefits to the agreement. At Kalinoski Law Offices, we work with everyday people–not celebrities–and we […]

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Pennsylvania Senate Passes Bill; Expert Testimony in Domestic Violence, Human Trafficking Cases

Posted on September 28th, 2020 in Family Law

In mid-September, Senate Bill 1170 passed, amending the Judicial Code that permits expert witnesses to testify in court cases involving domestic violence and human trafficking in order to provide insight into the crime and how it impacts victims’ behavior following the crime. Previous code only permitted expert witnesses to testify in cases of sexual violence […]

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