October is Domestic Violence Awareness month. And, earlier this month the Administrative Office of the Pennsylvania Court (“AOPC”) issued its summary of statistics related to this form of action.
While Alex Jones was the most recent high-profile example of a controversial public persona creating very personal and private problems, he is certainly not alone. Similar in theme, but not …
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Like many border areas of states, living in eastern Pennsylvania commonly results in legal issues…
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The Pennsylvania Superior Court recently rendered an Opinion in the case of Ferko-Fox v. Fox, 2013 Pa.Super 1888. This Opinion is important from the standpoint that it affirms the requirement…
(Image by Bettman/CORBIS) – Lunch at 800 feet only seems normal if you are used to it.
I recently took a phone call from an individual who wanted to learn about…
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A British think-tank recently published a study on excessive alcohol consumption which found a correlation between the children of divorce and what they defined as “problematic drinking behaviors.” As reported …
Protection from Abuse (aka “PFA”) Orders are Pennsylvania’s version of what is colloquially known as the “restraining order.” What makes the PFA unusual is that it is a civil action, but…
Not surprisingly, the two year rule has been coming under fire in Congress with the introduction of legislation by presidential candidate and Minnesota Representative Michele Bachmann, as well as a demand by…