Notice to Quit

In Pennsylvania, before an eviction may be filed, the landlord must serve the tenant(s) with a Notice to Quit. The Notice to Quit must explain why the tenant is being evicted: Nonpayment of Rent, Termination of the term (i.e. the 12-month lease is over and the lease was not renewed), or Breach of a term […]

Grandparent’s Can Seek Custody or Visitation Rights in Pennsylvania

Parents must discuss many difficult topics when going through a divorce. The most difficult of these often revolves around visitation rights and child custody because most parents desire to see their kids as much as possible following a divorce. Parents frequently agree to joint custody plans, but occasionally one parent might file for sole custody […]

Report: Many men may be eligible for spousal support and/or alimony but don’t receive it

National statistics show that very few alimony recipients are men, even though a rising number of men may be eligible to receive this financial support. Spouses getting divorced in Langhorne may be awarded alimony and/or spousal support, to address financial inequalities during and after divorce. State family law courts use various factors to determine how […]

NJ Child Support

Child support in New Jersey is determined using the state’s child support guidelines. A worksheet evidencing the calculations to arrive at the child support order should be completed in every case. Primary considerations include the income of the parties and the custody arrangements. As it relates to the custody arrangements, there are different worksheets for […]

Divorcing doesn’t have to ruin the family business in Pennsylvania

Small businesses are the heart and soul of the economy in Bucks County and throughout the rest of the country. According to the Small Business Administration, approximately 90 percent of all of the businesses in the U.S. are family owned and run. Running a small family business comes with several advantages, like more convenience, flexibility and lower […]

Handling financial affairs during a Pennsylvania gray divorce

Older couples often have valuable assets, complex property and little time to change retirement plans, making fair settlements crucial in gray divorces. The phenomenon of “gray divorce,” or divorce after age 50, has become increasingly common in the last decade. The proportion of people divorcing after 50 increased from 10 percent to 28 percent from 1990 to […]

Do You have a Will in Place?

When you pass away, it is important to have a will in place so that your assets are distributed per your wishes. However, if you pass away without a valid will in place, your estate will be distributed pursuant to Pennsylvania intestacy rules. If you are married at the time of your passing, the following rules apply: […]

No More “Same-Sex Marriage” Marriage Is Marriage, Period

BY RICHARD A. ROANE The legal and practical implications of same-sex relationships. On June 26, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Obergefell v. Hodges, 135 S. Ct. 2584; (2015), that the U.S. Constitution requires all states to recognize a marriage between two people of the same sex, and further, that all states must issue […]

Military Obligations Impact Some Pennsylvania Parents’ Child Custody

The extended military presence the U.S. has had in Iraq and Afghanistan has tested society in a number of ways. Many people feel the strain of having loved ones overseas for lengthy military tours. Those who serve their country also face a number of struggles. Marriages often crumble when one or both spouses are in […]

Can custodial parents in Pennsylvania move across state lines?

A parent who has joint or sole custody of a child may be able to move after attaining permission from the other parent or a judge. Learn more about parental relocation approval