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May 2013 Archives

Pennsylvania prenups may be challenged more often in divorce

Prenuptial agreements have long been thought to be unbreakable contracts between two people who are getting married. However, a recent case whereby a woman convinced a court that her prenup was void has begun to make people change their minds. Documents once drawn up as a guideline for divorce are now being challenged.

Pennsylvania lottery winners are not exempt from child support

It's hard to scan a Pennsylvania newspaper these days without reading at least one story about someone owing child support. From celebrities to lottery winners, articles about parents owing back child support abound. A recent story of interest involves a lottery winner that won $338 million.

Grandfather facing criminal charges in child custody dispute

Child custody cases are among the most emotionally charged and highly contentious legal matters handled by family law attorneys. There are few things that Pennsylvania residents hold more dear than the right to raise their children, and even extended family members can become wrapped up in a bitter child custody dispute. However, as one widely reported case demonstrates, allowing one's emotions to overrule their reason can lead to serious consequences.

Financial issues that typically arise in a Pennsylvania divorce

Divorce can be very expensive or cheap, depending on a number of factors. If the parties involved can agree on the terms, or work together to seek agreement on terms that both find acceptable, then the potential financial impact may be lessened. If you cannot agree on anything, and one party appears to be making the process as difficult as possible, the divorce could prove more costly. Assets, any minor children involved and debts owed all factor into the marital dissolution process. Those individuals in Pennsylvania that are confronting these issues have likely already learned of the potential financial pitfalls.

Child custody gained through improper measures rarely successful

A woman in Pennsylvania successfully rescued her child from another country after he had been missing for about 20 months. Her son had been kidnapped in 2011 by his father. The couple was divorced, and he illegally attempted to gained child custody. After utilizing $100,000 to seek her son, she finally has him back home. The ex-husband is currently wanted by federal authorities for forgery.

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