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October 2015 Archives

What factors are considered when child custody is awarded?

Parents in Pennsylvania who are embroiled in a child custody dispute need to be aware of how the law will come to a decision as to which parent will be granted custody. There are numerous factors that will be scrutinized when the determination as to what is in the best interests of the child and a parents' relationship with children. All issues will be considered with certain ones being given more weight than others. Those who are preparing for a custody battle or are in the middle of one should have an idea as to how the decision will be made.

Comedian couple files for divorce

Philadelphia residents going through a marital separation may become especially attuned to stories in the media related to divorce. Stories involving celebrity divorces, for example, may begin to stick out to divorcing spouses, when they may have overlooked such stories before. Though celebrity divorces often involve high amounts of money and assets -- amounts that some Philadelphia residents may not be able to relate to -- the core of these divorces is often the same as everyone else's divorce. Child custody and child support disputes, property division battles and other core divorce components play a part in many celebrity divorces just as with anyone else.

What is the Troxel effect in relation to grandparents' rights?

Some Pennsylvania grandparents may be surprised to learn that grandparent visitation rights are relatively new. In fact, visitation laws did not even exist four decades ago. Because they are so new, grandparent visitation laws can prove to be highly complex. Myriad complexities can arise due to constitutional challenge and differences in state laws.

Protecting marital assets in a Pennsylvania divorce

Many Pennsylvania residents may be made uneasy when the topic of marital assets arises. Think about such matters can make people anxious and uncertain. However, there are many steps a couple can take to secure marital assets, whether that couple is in the process of getting divorced or is about to be married. Taking these steps can help to pave the way for a smooth marriage or divorce.