Category: Child Custody

10 Co-parenting Tips for Divorcing Parents

November 29, 2017 | Blog, Child Custody, Divorce

Icon for author Robert Raver Robert Raver

For divorcing parents, perhaps the most important co-parenting issue – or hurdle – is how to effectively communicate with the other parent, with whom you may have been unable to communicate about your relationship. As Pittsburgh custody attorneys, we have seen firsthand evidence of how effective communication helps to avoid much conflict in shared custody arrangements. Here are 10 co-parenting tips from our Pittsburgh custody attorneys to assist a divorcing […]

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Who Gets the Dog (or Cat) in a Pennsylvania Divorce?

November 20, 2017 | Blog, Child Custody, Divorce, Marital Property

Icon for author Candice Komar Candice Komar

It is a sad fact the law has not kept pace with the level of attention, money and emotional investment our society has poured into our pets. Pittsburgh family law attorneys will tell you in Pennsylvania divorces, pets are treated merely as property. No best interest analysis is conducted, nor any other process close that could render effectively looking after the welfare of a pet. Indeed, no provision in the […]

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Child Support Liens Examined by Pennsylvania Superior Court

Law Provides Two Alternative Methods

October 02, 2017 | Child Custody

Icon for author Brian Vertz Brian Vertz

When a parent who owes child support attempts to sell real estate, or collects a lump sum payment from a government agency, the law may authorize an automatic child support lien to collect the support arrears.  If the child support arrears are less than $5,000, the automatic child support lien imposed by 23 Pa.C.S. § 4308.1 may not apply, but the child support agency has the option of pursuing a […]

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Establishing Paternity

March 24, 2017 | Blog, Child Custody

Icon for author Dan Glasser Dan Glasser

In Pennsylvania — just like the rest of the country — it is not uncommon for unmarried couples to have and raise children together, and for the most part, this arrangement will not lead to excessive legal friction until the couple decides to “split up.”  Fundamentally, the issue in Pennsylvania is that when an unmarried couple has a child together, paternity is not automatically established.  The father’s name is not […]

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