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October 2012 Archives

Could friend-locator app lead to spousal stalking?

Most people who go through a divorce were at one time very close. They shared everything, and their lives were bound at the hip. But sometimes mistrust creeps in, and one spouse begins to doubt the other's intentions, even to the point of losing one's temper in frustration. It's no secret that this kind of building-up of negative emotions can eventually lead to a marital split.

Physical custody and legal custody: What's the difference?

For divorcing parents in Philadelphia who are just beginning to deal with issues of child custody, the process may seem like it involves a language unto itself. And it does. Each parent should become fluent in the relevant terms and their meanings in order to establish a parenting plan that is in the best interests of the child.

Pennsylvania law regarding child custody for rapists still murky

In matters of child custody, Pennsylvania family law isn't as simple as you might imagine. Parents who are engaged in a child custody or visitation dispute will need legal counsel in order to come to a fair arrangement that keeps child's best interests as the top priority. Judges are given great discretion in determining with whom a child lives and spends time, so an attorney is often necessary to help the judge clearly understand the full scope of a given situation.

Lessons to learn from the 12-year divorce

Couples across the U.S. can stand to learn a lesson or two from a couple who have been locked in a bitter divorce battle for 12 years. After six lawyers, legal fees totaling over $100,000 and over a decade, this couple is still working through their divorce settlement, though the marriage was formally dissolved in 2001.