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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.

What To Do When Your Ex Is Hiding Assets

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

Would it surprise you to learn that the divorce rate in the United States is dropping? In the year 2000, 944,000 Americans untied the knot—a rate of approximately four per 1,000 people. By 2021, however, that number had fallen--only 2.5 of 1,000 got divorced that year. That's a pretty big drop! ...

Cornel West Plagued by Persistent Debt

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

There aren't many public figures whose resumes are as diverse as Cornel West's. The 70-year-old is a politician, activist, actor, author, hip-hop and spoken-word performer, podcaster, 2024 Green Party presidential candidate, and educator—with ties to some of the top universities in the United Sta...

Children of May-December - Spousal Age Gap and Custody

Posted by Joseph Lento | Sep 22, 2023 | 0 Comments

When it comes to how age affects custody agreements, most people assume that it's the age of the children that's at play. In some cases, however, the age of the soon-to-be-divorced spouses matters most. That's particularly relevant if there's a significant age gap between the parties. Why is pare...

Understanding False Imprisonment Charges in Pennsylvania

Posted by Joseph Lento | Sep 15, 2023 | 0 Comments

"False imprisonment" sounds like a scenario from an exciting action movie, but it's much less complicated than you might think. In Pennsylvania, it simply means the unlawful restraint of another person that substantially interferes with that person's liberty or freedom. This is one of the crimes...

Protection From Intimidation Orders in Pennsylvania

Posted by Joseph Lento | Sep 08, 2023 | 0 Comments

You do your best to protect your children from all types of harm, but when you learn that one of your kids is being stalked or intimidated by some random person, it can be extremely frightening. The Internet makes it easier than ever for people from all over the world to contact anyone else with ...

PIs for Custody Cases in High-Net-Worth Divorces

Posted by Joseph Lento | Aug 25, 2023 | 0 Comments

Child custody and visitation are the most emotional and contentious parts of any divorce. Each parent hopes their former spouse is a good person with the best interest of their child at heart, someone who wants the best possible outcome for visitation and custody. Sadly, that isn't always true—ev...

How Are Pets Affected by PFA Orders?

Posted by Joseph Lento | Jul 13, 2023 | 0 Comments

Domestic violence is a tragically common problem in Pennsylvania, with thousands of families affected daily. An abuse victim has the right to seek a Protection From Abuse (PFA) order for themselves and others in their household to shield them from their abuser's aggression–but does a PFA order's ...

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