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Do I have to pay child support if I have 50/50 custody?

Do I have to pay child support if I have 50/50 custody?

Pennsylvania allows for parents to share custody of a minor child after a divorce, and in some cases, that custody is split equally, 50/50. This can lead to some confusion over whether either parent is required to pay child support, since the common determination of...

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Modification and Termination of Alimony in Pennsylvania

Modification and Termination of Alimony in Pennsylvania

Alimony, also known as spousal support, is meant to help the lesser-earning spouse in a relationship remain financially stable as he or she becomes financially independent following a divorce. However, long-term payments of alimony can take a toll on the wealthier...

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What is a Postnuptial Agreement?

What is a Postnuptial Agreement?

Most people know that a prenuptial agreement, also known as a prenup, is for couples about to get married. But many have not heard of another type of marital agreement — the postnuptial agreement. The postnuptial agreement can be helpful for couples to establish after...

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Who gets the dog in a Pennsylvania divorce?

Who gets the dog in a Pennsylvania divorce?

For many couples, a pet is a member of the family, and when those couples divorce, the custody of a pet can be an incredibly contentious issue. If both spouses want custody of a pet in a Pennsylvania divorce, who gets the dog? How do you increase your chances of...

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How Does a Grandparent Obtain Child Custody?

How Does a Grandparent Obtain Child Custody?

This year, the Pennsylvania legislature passed a new law that expands the definition of who may request child custody in addition to clarifying the situations when a grandparent may obtain custody of a grandchild. Grandparents have been taking care of grandchildren at...

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By now you probably know that Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos are getting a divorce and that billions of dollars worth of Amazon stock hang in the balance. What you might not know is a divorce lawyers perspective. Our managing attorney, Jason Martin, wanted to shed some...

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Employee vs. Independent Contractor

As a Pennsylvania business attorney, I see many businesses make the same mistakes.  Misclassification of employees as “independent contractors” is a mistake many businesses make that exposes them to serious risk.  In...

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Legal Concerns to Address When Adopting an Infant In Pennsylvania

Legal Concerns to Address When Adopting an Infant In Pennsylvania

It should go without saying that adoption is also a heavily emotional process for all involved, and so making sure that the legal issues are addressed skillfully and comprehensively with the assistance of an experienced Pennsylvania family law attorney can be critical to the ongoing success of the adoption process.

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