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  • Settling Pennsylvania Child Custody Disputes Expeditiously
    Settling Pennsylvania Child Custody Disputes Expeditiously

    One of the things parents often find hardest to face when they divorce is adjusting to the idea of having to share their time with their children with their former spouses, rather than having their ...

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  • Constructive Possession
    Constructive Possession

    Despite the fact that the drugs or drug paraphernalia were not found on your person, you may still be guilty of constructive possession. That is, you were in a position to have knowledge about the ...

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  • Skipping child support instead of seeking modifications can be costly
    Skipping child support instead of seeking modifications can be costly

    It's not uncommon for divorced parents in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, to have different opinions on child support orders. Recipient parents may feel the amount awarded is insufficient, while paying ...

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  • Circumstances that May Warrant a Change in a Custody Order
    Circumstances that May Warrant a Change in a Custody Order

    Once established, the Court's are very unlikely to change an order granting primary physical custody to a party, unless there are substantial reasons to do so. I recently had a case where some major ...

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  • Spousal Support Determinations in Pennsylvania
    Spousal Support Determinations in Pennsylvania

    Pennsylvania law defines "spousal support" as "care, maintenance and financial assistance" from one spouse to the other. Temporary spousal support received while a divorce is pending is "alimony ...

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  • What is Common Law Marriage?
    What is Common Law Marriage?

    In its simplest form, Common Law Marriage is a contract created between a man and a woman to be married. In Caddy v. Johnstown Firemen's Relief Asso. (1938) 129 Pa Super Ct 493, 196 A 590 , the ...

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