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The New Child Custody Law – 15 Factors A Court Must Consider

At the end of 2011, the custody laws in Pennsylvania were changed.  The courts still look at the best interest of the child above all.   Interestingly, however, Section 5328 of the new legislation sets forth 15 factors that a court must consider when awarding custody. We practice in Western PA.  Out in Eastern PA, the law firm of Karen Ann… Continue reading The New Child Custody Law – 15 Factors A Court Must Consider

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Angels, Demons, and CYS

Free Consultation: 412.780.0008 There is no easy way to identify and eliminate child abuse, unless the abusive parent comes 100% clean and decides to trust outsiders with knowledge of what’s been happening in the home. The broader question is:  what should happen when there are mere allegations that a child has been neglected, abused, or exposed to an environment where drugs or alcohol… Continue reading Angels, Demons, and CYS

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Advice From the Blogosphere: A 10 Tips For Divorced Parents

The Western Pennsylvania lawyers at Elliott & Davis, PC understand the impact that any family law matter can  have on your life.  We are intimately familiar with events such as divorce, custody disputes, and support claims and other family law matters.  We all know that a divorce is a life changing experience.  However, some practical advice can make the transition… Continue reading Advice From the Blogosphere: A 10 Tips For Divorced Parents

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The Jon and Kate Gosselin Saga: Not Quite Over.

  As CNN and others have reported, the marriage between Joh and Kate Gosselin has terminated in divorce, but does that mean the saga is over? Apparently, they have an agreement on custody.  They will have shared physical custody.  Kate will have primary at the marital residence and Jon will see the children on some sort of schedule.  In Pennsylvania,… Continue reading The Jon and Kate Gosselin Saga: Not Quite Over.

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Tiger Woods…What Were You Thinking?

This is a question that divorce attorneys rarely get to ask their clients.  In divorce cases, the usual questions we have are:  Where do you reside (for purposes of jurisdiction)? When were you married? How many assets did you accumulate together?    But rarely do we ask:  what were you thinking.  Admittedly, the answer is not all that important for purposes of… Continue reading Tiger Woods…What Were You Thinking?

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Hello From Elliott & Davis, PC!

Welcome to Pittsburgh Divorce Law Blog!  We hope that you find this to be an engaging and informative platform for news, information, and dialogue relating to Western PA Divorce Law, Custody Law, and Support Law.  This blog is a service of Elliott & Davis, PC.  Elliott & Davis is a full service law firm with a practice… Continue reading Hello From Elliott & Davis, PC!