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Blog Posts in February, 2012

Case Notes: Constitutional right to free attorney for support contempt?

Question: Does a defendant have the constitutional right to a (free) attorney in connection with support contempt charges? Answer: No. A defendant facing criminal charges is constitionally entitled to ...
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Case Notes: Money from will contest is not marital

Ordinarily, money received by inheritance is not marital. 23 Pa.CSA 3501 defines marital property. 3501 also lists various types of property that are not marital. Non-marital property includes ...
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Case Notes: Termination of parental rights for an infant.

In the case of In Re: Adoption of M.R.B., 25 A3d 1247 (Pa. Super. 2011), the Superior Court overturned the Beaver County trial court decision and required the court to consider terminating the ...
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IRS "Innocent Spouse" status

The "innocent spouse" rule permits taxpayers (in certain circumstances) to get off the hook for the tax debts of their spouse, even if they signed a joint return. In 2011 the IRS announced ...
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Interview: Judge Marmo

Last blog post we provided you wtih a short interview with new Family Division Judge Alexander Bicket. Now, we provide you with a recent interview with Allegheny County, Family Division Judge Michael ...
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Interview: Judge Bicket

We had recently provided you with a two-part rundown on new Allegheny Counrt of Common Pleas Judge Alexander Bicket. Your case has Judge Bicket if you have an Allegheny County Family Division case ...
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Child Support Info for Pittsburgh

Need help with child support? Call our office now at 412.223.7907 or fill out a case evaluation form. Avram Rosen is ready to help you! The Allegheny County Family Division Court has opened up a new ...
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"Purge" payments via credit card in Washington County, PA

A payor may be found in "contempt of court" if he or she fails to properly make support payments. In that case, the court will often order "purge payments" as a condition of curing ...
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