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STALKING: From Adele to Andrews

Under the Protection from Abuse Act, abuse is defined as The occurrence of … the following [act] between family or household members, sexual or intimate partners or persons who share biological parenthood: knowingly engaging in a course of conduct or repeatedly committing acts toward another person [which] include[e] following the person...

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Whose Your Mommy? Legality of Surrogacy Contracts

It appears that regardless of her separation and subsequent divorce from husband, Lamar Sally, television personality, Sherri Shephard, will still retain the title of “mommy” to Lamar Sally, Jr. On March 1, 2016, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court denied allocatur on Shephard’s appeal on the enforceability of her surrogacy agreement, which...

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Do I have to pay for my Child’s Car Insurance?

Many divorcing or divorced parents ask whether they will have to pay for the cost of their child’s car insurance once their child reaches driving age. This is always a difficult question to answer because New Jersey law does not provide a definitive answer to the car insurance question.  We were provided with at least some clarification on thi...

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What is a Protection From Abuse (PFA) order?

Obermayer’s Central Pennsylvania family law attorney, Cara Boyanowski, discusses what a protection from abuse (PFA) order is.     Cara A. Boyanowski concentrates her practice in the field of domestic law and wills and estates.  As a domestic law practitioner, she represents clients in simple and complex divorce, support, custody, a...

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Hearts and Roses Versus GPS and Monitoring Devices

  It is hard to believe that unrequited love exists, while the scent of chocolate and roses still lingers in the air from Valentine’s Day, but on occasion, Cupid’s arrow does miss its mark and spouses may stray from their marital bonds. When this happens, what action can the injured spouse take to track down their cheating spouse withou...

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A STEPPARENT WAS ORDERED TO PAY CHILD SUPPORT IN PENNSYLVANIA CUSTODY ORDER?

  Did you know that a stepparent can be ordered to pay child support of his or her stepchildren in Pennsylvania? In a recent Pennsylvania Supreme Court case, just that happened – a stepparent was found to have a duty to support his stepchildren.  The case is called A.S v. I.S.   Continue Reading

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Can I Change My Will During My Divorce?

Pennsylvania divorce attorneys, Robert Whitelaw and David Ladov, explain why people should change their will during their divorces.

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PATERNITY AND MARITAL STATUS

Proud parents, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Lauren Hashian welcomed their first child, a baby girl, whom they named Jasmine, into the world last month. All parties are happy and healthy and Johnson has indicated this is the best Christmas present he has ever received!  As the parties are not married, are Johnson’s parental rights to b...

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Surrogacy Contracts are Alive and Well in Pennsylvania

  In today’s modern world of technology, how babies are created is greatly different than in the yesterdays of our parents’ world.  Today, there are sperm donors, egg donors, gestational carriers, in vitro fertilization, to name just a few.  While not as common as traditional reproductive methods, technology is probably responsible for a ...

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What Happens to the Youngest Victim of the San Bernardino Shooting?

On Wednesday, December 2, 2015, while a holiday office party was taking place at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, California, Syed Farook and his wife, Tashfeen Malik, dressed in masks and body armor, entered the facility with assault weapons and started to fire upon the unsuspecting participants. At approximately 11:00 a.m., fourtee...

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