In 2014, a U.S. District Judge struck down parts of the Pennsylvania 1996 marriage law that made same-sex marriage illegal. Specifically, denying couples the right to marry would be in violation of the due process clause of the U.S. Constitution which is applied to individual states through the 14th Amendment’s Equal Protection.
Join us for “Objection: Diversity & Bias Issues in the Legal Profession” presented by Tiffany Thomas-Smith, Esquire, BCBA Diversity Committee Chair.
Winter’s cold weather has finally arrived. If you are ready to curl up with a new book, give one of these a try. Here is our selection of books to start any new journey off on the right foot. From self-help to humor, there is something for everyone on this list.
In the second edition of the wellness video series developed by Newtown Lifesytle magazine, Tiffany Thomas-Smith Esq. and Megan Russell, a clinical psychologist, discuss different ways to navigate divorce when you have young children.
Tiffany Thomas-Smith has been featured in a new video series developed by Newtown Lifesytle magazine. The video series, also featuring clinical psychologist, Megan Russell, will touch on different aspects of divorce and the impact they have on families of all types.
For those of you who have gone or are still going through the process of divorce, you certainly might have some doubt as to how you will get through this year and years after. The emotional and financial impact of going through divorce can be overwhelming at times. However, there are steps you can take in order to not only minimize the stress but to improve yourself and your outlook on life.
The mental and physical health of the person seeking custody is a factor the courts will consider in determining whether the parent is capable of fulfilling their parental duties and obligations for the child. In a recent Bucks County court case, a mother petitioned the court to modify a custody agreement.
As noted in a recent New York Times article, lawyers have observed an increasing amount of young couples asking, “should I get a prenuptial agreement?” Prenuptial agreements, colloquially known as “prenups”, are traditionally thought of as being only used by high-profile, wealthy individuals. However, they can be useful for any couple getting married.
Our last blog post discussed the grounds in which a parent’s rights to a child can be involuntarily terminated. In regards to this matter, there was a recent Bucks County court decision which terminated the parental rights of a former partner.
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.