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Blog Posts in April, 2013

Case Notes: The Entitlement Defense to Spousal Support

The obligation to financially support a spouse prior to a divorce decree is known as Alimony Pendente Lite ("APL") or Spousal support. Generally, support paid while divorce proceedings are ...
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Case Notes: Paternity by Estoppel

Establishing paternity can often be confusing. There are two major presumptions regarding paternity in Pennsylvania: If Mother is married, there is a presumption that the Husband is the father. This ...
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Case Notes: Does a polyamorous relationship take away custody?

In V.B. and C.B. v. J.E.B. and C.C., 2012 Pa. Super 20, the Superior Court dealt with the issue of whether the court should remove a parents primary custody due to a "polyamorous" ...
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Case Notes: Counsel Fees

We often get questions about counsel fees. Can I make the other side pay my fees? When does the court order counsel fees? What if the other side has racked up excessive counsel fees? In Morgans v. ...
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Legislative Update: Could Child Support Continue After Death?

As it stands now, support generally terminates upon the death of the payer. By definition, a dead payer is, no longer living or earning funds to support their children. However, in June of 2012, ...
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Case Notes: Custody Restriction and Effect on Support

What happens economically when the court severely restricts custodial rights? Does that lessen the amount of child support to be paid, since the payer is being denied time with the kids? The Superior ...
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Case Notes: Is private Facebook information subject to discovery?

Social media has permeated pretty much every aspect of our lives. Experienced attorneys use information posted on Facebook, twitter, tumblr, and other platforms as evidence in cases to paint a picture ...
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Case Notes: Shared Custody

In the case of S.B. v. B.P. , FD 04-002820, Allegheny CP (March 26, 2012), the local Allegheny County court dealt with a Mother who appealed from a Court Order providing shared custody between Mother ...
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Case Notes: Business interests and Equitable Distribution

Valuing assets can be extremely complicated. It takes a lot of experience to determine the type of evidence that is necessary to prove the value of an asset. The courts are often faced with the ...
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