Attorneys sometimes read appellate cases and wonders “why?”  This is one such case; a case with any easy result made complicated and difficult for reasons not easily understood.

The facts of R.K.J. v. S.P.K. 2013 Pa. Super. 259 (9/26/13) are easily condensed.  Man and woman have a multi-year relationship which borders upon marriage but

In a decision published on May 6th of this year the United States Tax Court held that the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service were not bound by state court rulings that allocate child dependency deductions for federal income tax purposes.

In Shenk v. Commissioner, a state court divorce judgment had assigned

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The Pennsylvania Support Rules were recently amended on December 30, 2012.  Rule 1910.29, formalizes the presentation of support evidence

An important change to the Pennsylvania Support Code will go into effect very soon. Rule 1910.3 identifies those individuals who are allowed to bring child support actions and beginning November 1st the Rule will be expanded to allow “any person who may owe a duty of support to a child or spouse” to initiate a

Part of what makes the law fascinating is that there are certain legal issues that have no clear solutions. In many cases, both sides have equal merit. The matter of whether incarceration should reduce or eliminate a support obligation is one such question.

The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania ruled on this question in Yerkes v.