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Category Archives: Family Law

Understanding Adoption and Guardianship: Who Steps In When Birth Parents Cannot Care for Children?

When birth parents are unable to take care of their children, a qualified individual can be appointed as legal guardian or adoptive parent. Under Pennsylvania law, there are major differences between guardianship and adoption, mainly to do with permanency and the rights of a guardian and the child under their care. The child’s health and… Read More »

How Pennsylvania Courts Handle Child Custody Arrangements

Generally, family courts across the nation focus on what’s best for the children — not the parents — when it comes to determining child custody and visitation arrangements. Pennsylvania state law does provide family courts in the state with some guidance regarding which decisions are in the child’s best interest. These guidelines fall under several… Read More »

Understanding the Pennsylvania Divorce Process

If you have decided it’s time to dissolve your marriage, you may be wondering what you’ll get into if you file for divorce. Will there be a trial? Will you have to testify? How long will it take? What are the court fees? Here is a brief outline of divorce procedure to put your mind… Read More »