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How Is Child Support Determined in Pennsylvania?
How Is Child Support Determined in Pennsylvania?

In Pennsylvania, child support is regulated and enforced by the Department of Public Welfare, Bureau of Child Support Enforcement. Child support is required in order to help children get the food, clothing, shelter, and other basic needs that they need. In order to apply for ...

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    A sad area of family law is in regards to domestic violence, abuse, and child abuse. A 25-year-old mother in Pennsylvania was arrested after her ...

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  • Should We Seek an Annulment or File for Divorce?

    Many would consider the idea of divorce today as something that is extremely common. Statistics show that around half of the marriages that occur in ...

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  • The Court Speaks: Top Ten List from Generations. #10.

    In Allegheny County, PA, custody cases almost always go through the "Generations" process. This starts with an educational seminar that the parties ...

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  • New Allegheny County procedures: Bad weather, scheduling etc.

    Here are the lastest changes to family law procedure in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. 1. Bad weather . In case of bad weather, the Court is now ...

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  • Local Case Notes: Alimony, E.D.& counsel fees

    In the local Allegheny County PA case of Casper v. Casper , Judge Marmo issued a decision concerning parties who had married in 1985 and separted in ...

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  • Case Notes: Proper state for custody - Pennsylvania v. South Dakota

    In the case of C.L. v. Z.M.F.H ., 18 A3d 1175 (Pa. Super 2011), the PA Superior Court had to decide upon the proper state for a custody case. Father ...

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  • 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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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