Domestic violence often plays a significant role in both divorce and child custody battles. It is estimated that over 15.5 million children witness domestic violence in any given year according to a study conducted by the Journal of Family Violence.
What rights does a father in Pennsylvania have if he’s contemplating divorce, already in divorce proceedings, or has been served with divorce papers? Issues of child custody – and child support – naturally loom large, but sometimes simply establishing paternity can be a legal challenge since...
According to the FBI Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program, there were about 39,228 reported incidents of violent crimes in 2019 in the state of Pennsylvania, comprising 24,465 assault cases. In Pennsylvania, a person may be charged with assault crimes for getting involved in a physical altercation with someone else.
According to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, in 2018, there were 49,730 DUI arrests statewide. Operating a motor vehicle in Pennsylvania while under the influence of alcohol or drugs is a serious offense.
Going through a divorce is often an emotional and overwhelming experience. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, in 2018, there were 782,038 divorces and annulments in the United States.
If you’ve been charged with a sex crime, it can be the beginning of a nightmare that not only drastically alters your life but follows you forever wherever you go. If convicted, you could lose your job, your home, your family and friends, even your freedom.
Digital devices pose new challenges to offering admissible evidence in family court proceedings, including divorce and child support arrangements. They leave a record of communication that can be used against you or in your favor, depending on the situation.
The answer is, “Yes, you can.” And considering that in Pennsylvania, even misdemeanor possession of less than 30 grams of marijuana can land you in jail for up to 30 days and/or hold you responsible for paying a fine of up to $500, this is an alarming thought.
Going through a divorce is painful in all circumstances, but spousal infidelity can make the process even harder. If adultery is a factor in your divorce case, you may be wondering how it will affect outcomes such as spousal support, asset division, and child custody/support.