Hope After Divorce: Remarriage Rates are Increasing

Hope After Divorce: Remarriage Rates Are Increasing When you decide to get remarried, you might want to consider a prenuptial agreement. As family law attorneys, our blog tends to focus on the negative side of domestic issues — divorce, child custody disputes, and...

Dauphin County’s Family Law Court

Dauphin County’s Family Law Court New in 2015, the Dauphin County Court of Common Pleas implemented a new Family Law Court that will focus on divorce, child custody, and support issues. Here are some of the highlights of the new system that will have the biggest...

Name Change in Divorce

Name Change in Divorce Changing your name can be an important part of a divorce for some people. One of the most common questions we are asked at divorce consultations is: “How do I change my name?” or “How do I go back to my maiden name?” Luckily, in Pennsylvania,...

Child Custody Disputes: Back to School — But Where?

Where Will Your Child go to School? Where to send the children to school can be an issue of concern after divorce. It is the end of August, which means that most parents are gearing up to send their kids back to school.  But for parents who find themselves in the...

News from JSDC: Welcome Back, Molly McDonough!

News from JSDC: Welcome Back, Molly McDonough! We want to belatedly (but sincerely) welcome back our law clerk, Molly McDonough!  Molly has been interning at JSDC since May 2013 and after working part-time during the school year, she is back with us full-time for the...

Is My Engagement Ring Marital Property?

Who Owns the Ring? Who owns the rings after the divorce? Can I keep my engagement ring after the divorce? We are frequently asked this question during divorce proceedings. Generally, property acquired by gift is not considered marital property and is not subject to...

Update to Gay Marriage in PA: Corbett Will Not Appeal

Corbett Will Not Appeal Same Sex Marriage Ruling PennLive.com is reporting that Governor Tom Corbett will not appeal U.S. District Court Judge John Jones, III’s, decision yesterday which overturned the Commonwealth’s ban on same-sex marriage.  This means that...

PA Ban on Same-Sex Marriage Overturned

Same Sex Marriage Now Legal in PA Same sex marriage is now legal in Pennsylvania A federal judge has struck down Pennsylvania’s ban on same-sex marriage.  Pennsylvania joins twelve federal district courts across the country in recognizing same-sex marriage. United...

News from JSDC: Law Day 2014

News from JSDC: Law Day 2014 May 1, 2014 was Law Day.  The 2014 Law Day theme is American Democracy and the Rule of Law: Why Every Vote Matters. Attorney Alexis Miloszewski and Attorney Jessica Smith celebrated Law Day by presenting to some of the students at North...

Protecting Family Assets From An Ex-Spouse

Keeping Your Assets Safe After Divorce Today, the Wall Street Journal published an article highlighting one family’s successful attempt to protect their assets during their daughter’s divorce.  Many couples want to provide financial assistance to their adult child...