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Blog Posts in March, 2012

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  • "Equitable Distribution" Does Not Mean "Equal"

    The Court will apply the factors enumerated in the Divorce Code of Pennsylvania in arriving at a equitable distribution. It does not mean things get split 50/50. I sometimes meet with clients (and ...

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  • Be Careful Who You are
    Be Careful Who You are "Facebooking" With

    With little or no privacy protections on Facebook, police use your own "friends" list and photos to incriminate you. In the war on crime, police are becoming ever more inventive of ways to connect you ...

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  • Parents May Gain Access to Criminal Information of Other Parent
    Parents May Gain Access to Criminal Information of Other Parent

    PA Statute now permits parents to obtain information about other parent's criminal activity when enumerated offenses have been committed. As I had previously reported in my article about Section 5329 ...

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  • Therapeutic Polygraphs and Their Infringement on Rights
    Therapeutic Polygraphs and Their Infringement on Rights

    A convicted Megan's Law offender is not required to provide incriminatory statements to a polygraph examiner. There are many mandatory duties thrust upon a convicted sexual offender pursuant to their ...

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  • Mis-Diagnosing Megan's Law Offenders; The disappearance of Hebephilia
    Mis-Diagnosing Megan's Law Offenders; The disappearance of Hebephilia

    As pointed out in a prior blog in June 2011 , hebephilia is not a mental disorder . However, recent proposed changes to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) V introduce ...

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  • Termination of Parental Rights- Part II; Voluntary Termination
    Termination of Parental Rights- Part II; Voluntary Termination

    A voluntary relinquishment of parental rights must be given intelligent, voluntarily and deliberately. As pointed out in Part I ( involuntary termination ), there are two distinct types of termination ...

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