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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.

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...

Is It Legal to Hit Your Child?

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | Dec 07, 2022 | 0 Comments

One of the hardest parts of being a parent is handling your child's misbehavior. Many kids will disobey the rules or act out to test limits or get their own way, and parents have to decide how to respond. Some parents may turn to physical punishment to correct their children's bad behavior—but is...

Domestic Violence Victims and Their Finances

Posted by Joseph Lento | Nov 25, 2022 | 0 Comments

The consequences of domestic abuse, also known as intimate partner abuse, are more insidious than many people might imagine. You probably already understand that such victims can be injured not just physically but also emotionally and that those wounds can be even harder to heal. It's fairly comm...

Domestic Violence Support Programs and Initiatives For All

Posted by Joseph Lento | Nov 10, 2022 | 0 Comments

An annual event called the “Walk a Mile In Her Shoes” event was canceled in York, PA earlier this year after the organization behind the walk decided to change course and make the event more inclusive to all. The Walk a Mile In Her Shoes event is similar to those that many organizations across th...

Are PFAs in the Public Record?

Posted by Joseph Lento | Oct 27, 2022 | 0 Comments

A Protection from Abuse (PFA) Order is a legal tool intended to protect domestic violence victims from abuse. Also known as a Restraining Order, a PFA can greatly impact a person's life, whether you have requested the order or have been served with one. In either case, you may prefer as few peopl...

Using Root Cause Analysis to Finally Break Old Patterns

Posted by Joseph Lento | Sep 22, 2022 | 0 Comments

Every problem in our life has a root cause, but we rarely take the time to pull up the root and take a look. We wonder why our relationships keep failing, or why we don't have the relationship with our children that we once envisioned. Or maybe the same bad scenario keeps playing out in our profe...

How Your Online Actions Can Impact A PFA

Posted by Joseph Lento | Jul 22, 2022 | 0 Comments

Engaging with people online or through digital mediums often plays a prominent role in our lives. We send dozens of texts, emails, or social media posts daily without giving them a second thought. However, if you are the subject of a Protection from Abuse (PFA) order or have filed a PFA against s...

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