Early today I fielded a call from a friend who casually asked about the definition of legal separation. I provided the textbook answer including the presumption while noting that thisContinue Reading LEGALLY SEPARATED? Who’s Asking?
Lest the reader think these issues are “just political” realize that in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania there are 40,000 custody cases brought each year and 40,000 processed. In those cases…Continue Reading MORE AT THE DOOR: Should Government Decide Gender or Internet Access inside Your House?
Every day there is another article published beginning with the ubiquitous question: “Can I retire if I have……………?” The blank piece is filled with all kinds of trivia. Can I…Continue Reading INCOME SECURITY & DIVORCE: Strange Bedfellows
This is designated a family law blog but events taking place on the front door of the U.S. Supreme Court could begin to affect events taking place at your front…Continue Reading The Emerging Supreme Court Fight at the Family’s Front Door
The decision was issued by the Alabama Supreme Court on February 16, 2024. The implications can be said to be national in scope as individual states step forward with their…Continue Reading Alabama Court Rules that Embryos are “Children.”
The Superior Court opinion coming down today in Reich v. Reich from Lancaster County looked like an everyday support exception case. But today we are starting to see cases affirmed…Continue Reading EXCESS ON PARADE: Watch an Entrepreneur’s Expenses Catch Fire
Valentine’s Day seemed an odd time to report the subject but CNN posted a five minute story provocatively titled as “I Slept with My Half Sibling.” This recounts the story…Continue Reading A 23&ME Update
Last month we posted about a new Supreme Court decision seeking to keep paternity by estoppel alive. https://pafamilylaw.foxrothschild.com/2024/01/articles/general-pennsylvania-family-law-news-updates/supreme-court-weighs-another-whos-ya-daddy-case-with-mixed-results/ This week brings us a precedential case from the Superior Court that…Continue Reading Another Paternity by Estoppel Circus; This One Precedential.
When drafted and adopted as law in the 1980 Divorce Code, Section 706 (now 3706) was disarmingly simple. It said,
706. Bar to alimony
No petitioner is entitled to …Continue Reading A 21st Century Visit to the Alimony Bar
Saturday evening’s television line-up included a story about former NFL tackle Michael Oher. His story was a 2009 feature film called The Blind Side that earned more than $300 million.Continue Reading CNN’s Biopic & Its Missing Oher