You Have No Right! Termination of Parental Rights in PA

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By: Robert B. George, Esquire When parental rights are terminated for a child, it is as though the child were never born to that parent. There are two types of termination of parental rights: voluntary and involuntary.

GRAND PARENTING? CUSTODIAL & VISITATION RIGHTS OF GRANDPARENTS IN PENNSYLVANIA

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By: Robert B. George, Esquire A parent’s right to raise a child has its basis in the U.S. Constitution, which protects a parent’s rights to make educational, medical, and even visitation decisions on a child’s behalf. Typically, if a parent doesn’t want a child to visit with a certain relative or other person, including a […]

“Til Death Do Us Part” Just Got Shorter: Pennsylvania Divorce Code’s New One-Year Separation Period

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By:    Robert B. George, Esquire rgeorge@dioriosereni.com When first enacted in 1980, Pennsylvania’s Divorce Code required a three-year separation period before a divorce could be obtained on no-fault grounds without consent. In 1988, the law was amended to reduce the waiting period to two years. Legislation to further reduce the waiting period, known as House […]

Oh, Snap! Beware of the Dangers of Snapchat

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By: Robert B. George, Esquire rgeorge@dioriosereni.com   Word to the wise, be careful what you are posting and/or sharing on Social Media these days as it could very well come back to haunt and hurt you – including being used as evidence against you in civil and/or criminal matters. Today’s exploding Social Media is revolutionizing […]

SHOW ME THE MONEY: HOW TO ENSURE FAIR CHILD SUPPORT PAYMENTS

BY: Robert B. George, Esq. rgeorge@dioriosereni.com With the recent end of the 2015 tax year, it may be an opportune time to review your case if you are a party to a Support Action, whether as an Obligee – the one to whom a support obligation is owed, or the Obligor – the one who […]

DIVORCE & FAMILY LAW – THE BASICS

by Robert M. Diorio Divorce In Pennsylvania, a divorce can be filed if one of the spouses has lived in the state for at least six months prior to filing in the county where at least one of the spouses resides. A divorce can be Fault, based upon grounds such as indignities, adultery, cruelty, and […]

Choosing Between Divorce Mediation and Collaborative Divorce in Pennsylvania

by Robert M. Diorio Individuals entering into divorce may rely on the courts to make decisions on their settlement issues. However, many couples choose to retain control over their futures by negotiating settlements out of court. While it sometimes may not seem possible to come to agreement on issues pertaining to the children, property division […]

Why Are More Couples Pursuing Uncontested, No-Fault Divorces?

by Robert M. Diorio When a divorce is uncontested, both parties agree to the terms of the divorce for child custody, visitation, child support, property division and spousal support (if applicable). By contrast, in a contested divorce, parties cannot agree on the terms or conditions for divorce. They often have conflicts, despite having tried to […]

The Difference between Divorce and Legal Separation in Delaware County and Throughout Pennsylvania

Many married couples experience such significant conflicts that they know their marriages must end. However, others may feel they can potentially resolve their conflicts by spending some time apart while they undergo counseling to work through their issues. In the early days of a marriage, couples can simply take up different residences to separate. However, […]

Divorce and Being a Stepparent

In today’s society, many couples divorce, then find other partners and remarry. Children often end up with sets of parents, their biological parents and their stepparents. For stepparents and children, what role to assume may be confusing. An article published in U.S. News addressed this issue, taking information from a various social work studies done […]

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