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Case Notes: Proper "venue" for a divorce complaint

A recent Pennsylvania court opinion decided the proper county for completing a divorce. In the Kropf case, Wife filed for divorce in her new county only one month after leaving the marital county. Finding the proper county for filing a divorce is a question of venue and also ...

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Blog Posts in 2011

  • Case Notes: Valuing assets in equitable distribution

    The recent case of Balicki v. Balicki , 4 A.3d 654 (Pa. Super. 2010), has the potential to be a disaster for both divorcing parties and attorneys. The ...

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  • PA Supreme Court decision

    The Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently upheld our Superior Couirt victory in the case of Kent v. Kent (March 18, 2011). Appeals to the Pennsyvlania ...

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  • Case Notes: Who falls under a PFA?

    Protection from Abuse (PFA) cases only apply between "family or household members" or "sexual or intimate partners". 23 Pa.CSA 6102 (a). Violence ...

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  • Our Newest Published Case

    Our most recent Superior Court opinon is from the 2011 case of Kent v. Kent.. In that case, we argued that the trial court was right to accept our ...

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  • New judge coming for Washington County Family Court

    Washington County presently has two judges that regularly hear family law cases: Judge John DiSalle and Judge Phillippe Melograne. Judge Melograne was ...

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  • Case Notes: Incarceration and termination of parental rights

    Under Pennsylvania law, a parent's rights may be terminated if the parent has "abandoned" the child and not sought contact for at least 6 months. In a ...

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  • Custody software: Our Family Wizard

    Our Family Wizard ( is the most popular software program in the new field of custody software for families. With the explosion ...

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  • Case Notes: Voluntary Retirement and Child Support

    The Pennsylvania Superior court recently dealt with the question of whether a police office voluntarily, retiring at 52, is entitled to lower his ...

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  • Case Notes: Petition for Modification of Support Works Both Ways

    In the recent case of Brickus v. Dent , 5 A3d 1281 (Pa. Super 2010), the Superior Court dealt with a father who had asked the court to lower his child ...

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