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Protection From Abuse Act Defense

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

Biological · child · Child support · Families · Lawyer · Parent · Paternity · Uncategorized

Paternity by Estoppel – Has it Survived?

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?

Child support

Amnesty For Dead Beat Parents… A Good Thing?

A couple days ago, the local CBS affiliate in Las Vegas reported that the District Attorney’s office out there generated $100,000 from parents delinquent on outstanding child support obligations.    How was it done?   Evidently, the DA had offered amnesty in the form of relief from impending bench warrants against essentially “dead beat” parents.  On the surface, this sounds… Continue reading Amnesty For Dead Beat Parents… A Good Thing?