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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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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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In Pennsylvania, when you share custody how is relocating with the child handled?

Family law attorneys, Robert Whitelaw and David Ladov, discuss how relocating with a child should be handled when you share custody in Pennsylvania.

 

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Primary Custody of Child Not Required During School Year

In September, I wrote an article regarding the case of W.C.F. v. M.G., 115 A.3d 323 (Pa. Super. 2015), pertaining to the reversal of the trial court's child custody order when the trial court's decision was inconsistent with the analysis of the child custody factors enumerated under the child custody statute. In the case of R.S. v. T.T., 113 A.3d 1...

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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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Child Custody Order Inconsistent With Factors Analysis Reversed

The recent case of W.C.F. v. M.G., 115 A.3d 323 (Pa. Super. 2015), addresses numerous issues often faced by family law practitioners. The relevant factors of the case are as follows: W.C.F. (the father) and M.G. (the mother) were previously married and had one child. The parents of the mother (who is a native of Malaysia) resided with the parties i...

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