Free Consultation: 412.780.0008 Nothing says “I love you” like a restraining order, according to the song by post-hardcore band Our Last Night. All kidding aside, a restraining order – a/k/a Protection From Abuse Act Order (“PFA”) – is serious business. No level of abuse should be tolerated. Any amount of abuse is too much. For this reason, the… Continue reading Protection From Abuse Act Defense
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
Legislative Action State Senator Lisa Baker said introduced a bill that mandates no judge enter an order changing the custody arrangement of a child of a deployed military service person. This custody law came in response to a complaint by grandparents who lived in her senatorial district and were barred from seeing their grandson during their son’s deployment to Iraq.… Continue reading New Law Help Deployed Service People With Custody
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
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
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
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.