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How to Select an Attorney for Your Divorce or Custody Case

Pennsylvania divorce lawyers, Michael E. Bertin and David L. Ladov, discuss how you should select an attorney to handle your divorce or custody matter.  Continue viewing.  

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Stefani/Shelton Relationship: What is the Timeline for Children to Meet New Partners?

Gwen Stefani and Kingston Rossdale It appears that the twelve year union of Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale has come to an end. Amid rumors that Gavin was having an affair with the couple’s nanny, to rumors that Gwen may have broken up Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert ’s four year marriage, we now come to learn that Blake has invited Gwen a...

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The Emancipation of “Home Alone” Character Kevin

I can’t believe it has been twenty-five years since I first saw the movie “Home Alone.” I remember I didn’t particularly like the movie, as I found it hard to believe that an eight year old boy could be smarter and more resourceful than most, if not all, of the adults around him.  Additionally, it disturbed me that a little child would b...

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House of Horrors: What is the Purpose of Children and Youth Services?

Picture a bedroom–with little to no lighting, where all of the carpet has been removed, flies thrive upon the human feces covering the room, and the door leading from this dreadfulness is locked because the knob has been purposefully reversed. Sounds like a description of a room from a horror novel, right? Unfortunately, it was where Jarrod Tut...

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A Tale of Two Distributions: Equitable Versus Estate In the Wake of the Kardashian/Odom Divorce

The current domestic law situation between Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom, although unique, is not uncommon. In December 2013, Khloe filed for divorce against Lamar, but for whatever reason, never finalized the paperwork necessary to receive a final decree in divorce from him. Thus, at the time he experienced his recent near fatal “health comp...

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"You Can’t Fix Stupid" – The Effects of Social Media and Family Law

I was watching the Today show and viewed a story about Whitney Beall, a twenty-three year old woman from Lakeland, Florida, who was arrested for drunk driving after several people witnessed her “antics” on Periscope, a live-steaming social media site. During her “twenty minutes of fame,” Ms. Beall can be witnessed slurring her speech, dri...

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How Does Child Support Work in Pennsylvania?

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Father Plus Step-Father Equals Happy Bride!

Pennsylvania child custody laws have always favored a parent above a nonparent when awarding physical custody rights. In fact, there is a strong presumption in all custody cases that a parent should be awarded physical custody over a nonparent under any circumstance, except when there is clear and convincing evidence that the child’s best int...

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Can I Date After I Separate?

Rumor has it that Miss Piggy, after separating from her long-time love Kermit the Frog last month, has publicly announced her readiness to begin dating again. In fact, a photograph recently surfaced in which Miss Piggy and Dancing with the Stars alumni Derek Hough were seen in a warm and intimate embrace.  Is this type of behavior acceptable...

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Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

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