Pet Custody in PA Divorce
What does the law say about pet custody in the event of divorce in Pennsylvania? We treat our pets like family, but what happens to our pets when the family separates and the marriage ends in divorce? Currently, the Pennsylvania Divorce Code does not provide special considerations or provisions for family pets; rather, the court views pets as personal property, dividing such “property” as it would furniture and other items of tangible property.
By its nature, divorce is an emotionally taxing ordeal. Legal counsel is well aware, or should be, that the prospective client or client with whom he or she is speaking seeks assistance at very likely one of the low points of their lives. Being so, it is incumbent upon legal counsel to clearly explain the statutory and procedural process of divorce.
Support conference matters are handled in the part of the Court of Common Pleas called the Domestic Relations Section. Complaints for support are filed with the Domestic Relations Office, which handles issues associated with support for spouses and children as well as temporary alimony (also known as alimony pendente lite).
Have you seen your SSDI & SSI Medical Records? The Social Security Administration (“SSA”) offers Social Security Disability Insurance (“SSDI”) benefits, and Supplemental Security Income (“SSI”) benefits to individuals that qualify based on a disability that meets SSA statutes and, in the case of SSI, are also low-income eligible.
What You Need to Know During a Divorce
Many legal issues surround divorce, such as the determination of custody, support, and equitable distribution of marital property. In addition to all of this, there are often emotional issues. Updating an estate plan is generally at the bottom of your list, if it even makes the list, when you are going through a divorce. However, updating estate planning documents, such as a Will, Power of Attorney, Health Care Power of Attorney, Advanced Medical Directive (Living Will), and Revocable Trusts should be a top priority.
Understanding workman’s compensation. Just because the weather has been nice, doesn’t mean the skies are clear!
If you’ve been injured at work, you may be wondering if you’re eligible for workman’s compensation. Workman’s compensation, also known as workman’s comp, is a type of insurance that provides benefits to employees who are injured or become ill as a result of their job. In most cases, workman’s compensation will cover medical expenses and a portion of your lost wages. If you get injured on the job, there are a few steps you want to take to protect yourself and make sure you get the medical and financial help you need. Each company has different policies and agreements, so make sure you understand your companies in case of an emergency.
7 Reasons You May Qualify For Post Conviction Relief
Post conviction relief laws in Pennsylvania, provide multiple opportunities for someone to attempt to overturn their crime conviction. But post-conviction practice is replete with pitfalls and packed with nuance. If a defendant can prove his claim for post-conviction relief, the court could throw out his case, order a new trial, or issue an order to remedy the issue. Even if a jury has previously convicted or the defendant had entered a guilty plea. Get a second set of eyes to review your case for potential post-conviction litigation. You need a careful, experienced, and detail-driven attorney for your best chance at relief.
Divorces can be complicated and messy, particularly when it comes to dividing the assets you have acquired during the marriage. Fortunately, by planning a little before marriage, you can significantly reduce the complications and messiness associated with a divorce, and possibly eliminate them altogether. How, you ask? With a Prenuptial Agreement.
What You Need To Know About Driving With A Suspended License
Are you driving with a suspended license? For any number of reasons, many drivers in Pennsylvania temporarily lose their driving privileges. Some of the more common reasons include: Unpaid fines, an accumulation of points, or a DUI-related conviction.
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (“PennDOT”) determines your points. Too many will result in a loss of driving privileges. Pennsylvania’s most common license suspension offenses are DUIs. Read on to learn more about suspended license provisions.
Advantages of Mediation to Resolve Divorce Issues
Have you been wondering if Divorce mediation is really worth it? Divorce Mediation in the legal field, is often referred to as “an alternative dispute resolution process”. There are several processes in this category. Other frequently used methods of alternative dispute resolution are arbitration, and collaborative law. Approximately half the states in the United States require participants in a divorce and/or custody action to participate in mediation before they become involved in the Court system.