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Can a person who is not the parent of the child seek custody?

Pennsylvania child custody attorney, Michael E. Bertin, discusses third party custody.

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How Much is a Fifteen Month Marriage Worth? (Depp and Heard Divorce)

It appears Johnny Depp’s marriage to actress, Amber Heard, will soon end in divorce. Heard recently filed for divorce, citing “irreconcilable differences,” a mere fifteen months after she exchanged   wedding vows with Depp. Since the pair did not enter into any prenuptial agreements, Heard is seeking both equitable distribution and spou...

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How to Obtain Financial Support During a Divorce in New Jersey

Many people facing divorce are nervous about filing the complaint for divorce because they are worried they won’t have enough money during the divorce litigation. Our New Jersey divorce lawyers, Shari B. Veisblatt and Amy Rukuson, discuss a motion that they can file early on in your case that will protect you during the divorce.  To s...

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Will the Preference of the Child Have Any Bearing on a Custody Case?

Pennsylvania family law attorney, Robert Whitelaw, answers the questions: Will the preference of the child have any bearing on a custody case?  & Will my child have to be interviewed if a custody matter is heard in court?

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Divorce Does Not End Parenthood

For many divorced parents, the thought of having to share parenting responsibilities with the person who has hurt you emotionally and/or financially may seem like an impossible challenge. However, even though your relationship as husband and wife is over, your relationship as mother and father continues for as long as you and your children ar...

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New Pennsylvania Bill Makes Spousal Abuse Victims’ Divorce Process Easier

Recently, Governor Wolf signed a bill into law giving spousal abuse victims in Pennsylvania additional rights when pursuing a divorce. This law will become effective in the middle of June 2016. It has been said that, “this legislation will make the lives of abused spouses across the commonwealth safer.” Continue Reading

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What’s in a Name?

As Juliet stated to Romeo in Shakespeare’s tale of star crossed lovers, “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose. By any other name would smell as sweet.” Her statement emphasizes her love for Romeo as an individual, not as an extension of his family or of course his family surname of Montague. So where did the concept of a women “t...

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Custody Modification: Courts Can Do It Without A Petition To Modify If Proper Notice Is Given

A lot of times when parents file petitions with the court regarding enforcing a custody order or contempt, they also want the court to adjust the custody order.  Some think that the court can only change the custody order if a petition to modify custody is filed.  That is not the case. Continue Reading

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Help, Domestic Violence Restraints were Filed Against Me—and I didn’t do it!

The New Jersey Prevention of Domestic Violence Act serves an enormously important function to protect abused individuals. However, the protections of the Act can be misused in a divorce or custody litigation to evict someone from a shared residence, to obtain temporary custody of children or to get control over financial records and personal pr...

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You are not alone: The importance of assembling a team of divorce professionals to guide you through your divorce

Ending a marriage is never an easy process. It most likely will be emotionally draining, financially difficult and extremely stressful. It is important to know that you are not alone and there are countless professionals who can guide you through this difficult time in your life so you can better manage your situation, your finances and your fami...

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