WHAT IS THE PROCESS FOR A STEPPARENT ADOPTION?

When a person remarries, you may assume that your new partner automatically has parental rights to any children from a previous marriage. your new partner automatically has parental rights to any children from a previous marriage. However, in Pennsylvania, this is not the case, as the new spouse has to go through a number of steps in order to adopt a child from a previous marriage.


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THE BASICS OF COLLABORATIVE LAW IN PENNSYLVANIA

Collaborative law has become more common in recent years, with states like Pennsylvania passing laws to ensure a uniform practice statewide. In 2018, Pennsylvania recognized the legitimacy of using collaborative law to resolve issues between amicable parties by creating its own standards on how couples and attorneys assisting them should proceed.


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Breast Cancer Awareness

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month as breast cancer effects millions of Americans and families.  It is the second most common cancer next to skin cancers and also is the second most deadly for women. 


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When Can I Take Back My Maiden Name?

You may resume your prior name during or after the divorce process. Pursuant to Title 54 P.S. 704, “any person who is party in a divorce action may, at any time prior to or subsequent to the entry of the divorce decree, resume any prior surname used by him or her by filing a written notice…”


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