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Knowledge is power, and this blog is dedicated to providing the most updated information on Pennsylvania Family Law, related topics, and family matters in general.  It's our goal for you to use the information on this site, including the individual practice area pages, to help you understand your rights, obligations, and the best course of action for your Pennsylvania Family Law case.

When Family Therapists Get Involved in Custody Hearings

Posted by Joseph Lento | May 19, 2023 | 0 Comments

When a married couple decides to divorce, it is common for communication to break down – after all, the relationship wasn't working for a reason, and heightened emotions from the stress of a split can make interactions even more contentious. This is especially true in child custody cases, where b...

Five Social Media Posts That Will Ruin Your Custody Case

Posted by Joseph Lento | Apr 28, 2023 | 0 Comments

Child custody hearings are the most difficult parts of a divorce case. Parents argue over the details of custody and visitation after they settle all other matters. This is detrimental to the children, and it isn't good for the parents either. The longer families spend in court, fighting over the...

Protecting a Medical Practice in a PA Divorce

Posted by Joseph Lento | Apr 21, 2023 | 0 Comments

When couples divorce, dividing assets is hard. But when those assets include a medical practice, the division of assets is more difficult and complex. In Pennsylvania, divorcing physicians may need to take action to protect their reputation or to protect a medical practice they have spent years o...

When Your Ex’s New Partner Disrupts Custody

Posted by Joseph Lento | Apr 06, 2023 | 0 Comments

It's not unusual for an ex-spouse to date again after a divorce or to end up in a relationship where their new boyfriend or girlfriend becomes a regular part of their lives. In the vast majority of cases, this is fine, and while there may be some discomfort among the children you and your ex shar...

Special Needs Children Mean Special Custody Concerns

Posted by Joseph Lento | Mar 31, 2023 | 0 Comments

Child custody cases are never easy to resolve. If questions about sole or shared custody can't be decided between the parents or guardians of the child, matters are likely to end up in court. And while on the surface that might appear to be a fair way to resolve a custody dispute, in reality what...

Medical Decisions: Protecting Your Children After Divorce

Posted by Joseph Lento | Mar 16, 2023 | 0 Comments

If you have been through a divorce and have children with your ex-partner, you may have questions about how to handle disagreements about their medical care. The type of custody agreement negotiated during the divorce will determine the options available to you in this situation. Which Parent Ma...

Can You Ask a Court to Drug Test your Ex In Pennsylvania?

Posted by Joseph Lento | Feb 17, 2023 | 0 Comments

Drug abuse is a serious problem in Pennsylvania and across the country. When a person suspects their ex of abusing drugs and is worried for their child's safety, they can ask a Pennsylvania family court judge to order a drug test. A judge can order a co-parent to take a drug test when they have r...

Teen Parents: Who Gets Custody?

Posted by Joseph Lento | Feb 10, 2023 | 0 Comments

Who gets custody when mom and dad are underage? This complicated scenario often plays out with teen pregnancy because they're unintended and leave the new parents, and new grandparents, scrambling for the best custody arrangements. Many assume a young child belongs with its mother. This outdated...

Pennsylvania Child Exchanges: When Conflicts Arise

Posted by Joseph Lento | Feb 03, 2023 | 0 Comments

Child custody exchanges are an important part of co-parenting when the parents don't live together. They help maintain and build relationships between the child and each parent, and distribute responsibility for caring for the child or children. But what happens when things go wrong during an exc...

FAQs About Dating Violence in Pennsylvania

Posted by Joseph Lento | Dec 23, 2022 | 0 Comments

Dating violence is a serious problem in Pennsylvania and around the country. Although many people automatically think of domestic violence as abuse between a married or a cohabitating couple, one 2018 University of Pennsylvania study indicates that most violent incidents between intimate partners...

Representing Yourself in a Custody Battle—Can you Win?

Posted by Joseph Lento | Dec 15, 2022 | 0 Comments

If you're embroiled in a custody battle, you know how stressful—and expensive—it can be. You may also feel the best person to tell your side of the story is you. Pro Se, meaning to argue on one's behalf, can be an appealing option, but success is highly dependent on the unique circumstances of a...

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