Child custody in Pennsylvania is governed by the same set of laws, compiled in Chapter 53 of the Domestic Relations Code. However, the procedure for enforcing Pennsylvania child custody laws varies county to county. All custody actions are initiated either by the filing of a custody complaint or a petition seeking modification of an existing custody order, both of which must be properly served upon the non-filing party. After the filing of the complaint, the process can differ greatly depending on what county the complaint or petition has been filed in.
When most individuals think of payments made from one spouse to another in connection with divorce proceedings, most immediately think of the term alimony. Alimony is one form of spousal support in Pennsylvania; however, there are also two others, spousal support and alimony pendente lite. Which one a dependent spouse receives depends upon which stage the parties are at in their Pennsylvania divorce proceedings.
What happens in equitable distribution if one divorcing spouse has a pension?
A common misconception in Elder Law: "We'll have to sell mom and dad's house to pay for the nursing home."
What's new in grandparent custody? We all remember the day in late November when the horrifying news flashed across the bottom of television screens across the country. Paul Walker, best known for his role in the Fast and the Furious movies, had died in a fiery car crash. Walker was in the passenger seat of a Porsche driven by Walker's friend and financial adviser, Roger Rodas. The vehicle hit a light pole and two trees before bursting into flames. Walker left behind a 15-year-old daughter, Meadow Walker.
What if "Kimye" gets a divorce? Last weekend marked one of the most anticipated weddings of the decade, second perhaps only to the Royal wedding. Kim Kardashian had a royal wedding of her own in Florence, Italy where she tied the knot to the father of Kim's nearly year old daughter, Kanye West.