Relocating to Another State? What You Need to Know About Transferring a Guardianship to that New State

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By: Robert B. George, Esquire           Given our increasing mobility, you, like many other families, may find yourself in need of transferring an existing guardianship between states.  Whether it is the result of a new job, better support system to meet the ward’s needs, or a more favorable climate, you may […]

Til Death Do Us Part? What Happens When One Party To A Divorce Action Dies While It’s Still Pending?

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By: Robert B. George, Esquire Under Pennsylvania law, the direction that a pending divorce action will take if one of the parties dies before the case has been concluded depends upon whether grounds for divorce have been established.  So if a party to a divorce dies while the case is still pending, the surviving spouse […]

Should We Draw a Line Down the Middle of our Marital Residence like in War of the Roses? Exclusive Possession in Pennsylvania

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By: Robert B. George, Esquire Under current Pennsylvania law, both spouses have the right to equal access to the marital residence after a divorce action has commenced.  This means that both spouses have the right to continue to reside in the residence if they so choose following the commencement of a divorce action by one […]

The Circle of Life: Obtaining Guardianship of an Aging Parent

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By: Robert B. George, Esquire As the child of an aging parent, you will likely find yourself having to deal with a parent who is losing his/her ability to care for himself/herself and make appropriate decisions, due to various infirmities associated with aging. This challenge occurs more and more frequently as people live longer and […]

HOME FIELD ADVANTAGE: PA CHILD CUSTODY LAW MAY RESTRICT RELOCATION OF CHILDREN

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By: Robert B. George, Esquire Separated or divorced parents of minor children often find themselves needing or wanting to relocate with their children to another residence for one of many reasons, such as the opportunity for new employment, remarriage, or a simple desire to reside in a different climate.  Whether you are the parent who […]

It’s All About the Kids: How Divorce Affects Children’s Financial Aid for College

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By:      Robert B. George, Esquire Not surprisingly, prospective as well as returning college students often find themselves unable to pay for their college education, as a result of which many students  need to seek assistance through financial aid. Many students will apply for financial aid by filing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid, […]

Out of the Mouths of Babes: Can Children Be Forced to Testify in Court?

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By:      Robert B. George, Esquire             rgeorge@dioriosereni.com Prompted by a recent legal issue, I did some digging into whether a child may be compelled to testify in criminal court proceeding.  My research into this issue indicates that children who are witnesses to or victims of crimes may be required to testify in criminal cases. […]

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 […]

Just Wait Until Your Mother/Father Gets Home!

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By: Robert B. George, Esquire rgeorge@dioriosereni.com Your family’s introduction to the juvenile justice system may be the result of a knock on the door or a phone call from the police notifying you that your child has been arrested. Other times, however, it may be the result of an incident of some kind involving your […]

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