Pennsylvania has long clung to the presumption of paternity by estoppel, which means simply: if you hold yourself out as the parent, you are the parent, even if you are not the biological parent. Under this fiction, DNA evidence is not admissible. Some states are moving away from this somewhat archaic presumption. In the holding of… Continue reading Paternity by Estoppel – Has it Survived?
Our firm takes pride in helping familes grow through the loving concept of adoption. This process involves the legal termination of rights of the biological parent(s) followed by a proceeding for adoption of the child into a new family. Aside from the legal services we offer, we want our clients and the general public to know that… Continue reading National Adoption Month
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.