Individuals who accuse others of harassment, abuse or domestic violence may be able to request that a judge issue a protective order against the alleged perpetrator of such acts. While such an order has always carried with it certain guidelines that a defendant must follow in order to remain in compliance with it, an additional restriction was added on Jan. 1.
If you don't know what cryptocurrency is, it's time to bring yourself up to speed. Individuals can now convert U.S. dollars and other currencies into digital currencies, which they hold in "digital wallets." These cryptocurrencies exist apart from any standard banking system, and the only person who can access them is the individual who holds the private key. If that person does not willingly give up the private key, they can take that cryptocurrency to their grave.
Divorce can be expensive, but do you know what's more expensive? Divorcing badly. There are so many financial mistakes that spouses make when bringing their marriages to a close that several books could be written on the topic. Fortunately, that's why we have financial advisers, accountants and lawyers to guide us through our divorce proceedings. These professionals will help steer you on the right track to prevent a costly financial mistake.
The average Pennsylvania divorce will require various stages before the spouses can call themselves 'divorced.' The number of these steps, or stages, will depend on whether you and your spouse can reach an out-of-court settlement.
The collaborative law divorce process is one of the most valuable tools available to divorcing spouses who wish to separate and dissolve their marriages peacefully, efficiently and effectively. Developed by a group of Minnesota family law attorneys in the 1990s, the collaborative law process was intended to fill the need of having a cost-effective and peaceful way of consistently bringing a potentially confictive divorce process to conclusion with an out-of-court settlement.
Many Pennsylvania spouses will expect to receive alimony payments in the wake of their divorces, especially if they're stay-at-home moms or dads and they earn dramatically less income than their spouses. However, a judge might disagree.
Imagine you're a single woman and suddenly you realize you're pregnant. You hadn't thought about the one-night-stand you had with a man on Halloween night for more than a month, but now he is very much on your mind -- because he's the father of your baby. The problem is, you don't know how to find him. You look on Facebook. You look on the internet. You look everywhere, but he's nowhere to be found.
If you're a would-be parent in Pennsylvania, and you're hoping to adopt, there will be different options available. All of these options will have their potential positives and negatives, so it's important to analyze all your adoption options carefully before deciding which one is best for you and your family. One option that a lot of Pennsylvania adoptive parents choose involves the adoption of a foster child from the U.S. Foster Care System.
Since the time we are kids, we are taught not to lie. Lying can be hurtful and get us into trouble. Unfortunately, when two people are divorcing, they can find it quite tempting to lie in the interest of self-preservation.