New Divorce Law Shortens Time for No-Fault Divorces

New Divorce Law Shortens Time for No-Fault Divorces Shortening the time it takes to obtain a no fault divorce helps all parties have a more peaceful experience. In the past, even if one party was not contesting the divorce, they could delay it by refusing to...

How Do Student Loans Impact Divorce?

Divorce and Student Loans in Pennsylvania More and more Pennsylvanians with student loan debt are divorcing. This is causing many people to ask questions such as: Are my student loans marital debt? Will my student loans be considered when dividing the marital estate...

Proposed Law Could Shorten Divorce Waiting Period

Proposed Law Could Shorten Divorce Waiting Period In Pennsylvania, divorce litigants have the option of proceeding by filing a fault or no-fault divorce. A fault divorce requires that one spouse prove misconduct by the other spouse for one or more of the reasons...

Divorce Mediation

Divorce Mediation Is divorce mediation right for you? What is Divorce Mediation? Mediation is a form of alternate dispute resolution, where instead of litigating in court in front of a judge, the parties meet to resolve their case with a trained mediator in a neutral...

What is a Protection from Abuse Order?

PFAs in Pennsylvania A Protection from Abuse Order, otherwise known as a PFA, is a court order that can protect you or a minor child from being abused, harassed, threatened or stalked, as well as award money for losses that occurred because of the abuse. There are two...

Is Collaborative Divorce Right for You?

A collaborative divorce can ease the pain of separation. Collaborative law is an alternative method to the traditional divorce. If the parties so choose, they can stay out of the court room and amicably resolve their divorce issues through the Collaborative process....

During the Divorce, Who Gets the Dog?

What happens when you both want the dog? Who Gets the Pet in a Divorce? It’s no secret that during a divorce, figuring out a child custody schedule or settling on which party gets certain personal property can be very difficult. But what can be just as difficult is...

News from JSDC: Jessica Smith

News from Jessica We are also pleased to announce that Jessica Smith has been appointed as a part-time Assistant Solicitor for Dauphin County Children and Youth.  Attorney Smith previously represented parents in agency proceedings and is excited about this new...