Creepy Invasion

Recently I had a client email me about a situation she had encountered. Apparently, when her children came back from their father’s home, she discovered that he had given the children, seven and five year olds, “smart” watches that have cell phone capability, and told them that they were not to ever take them off.

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Executors

One of the more common issues in making a will that comes up is who should be the executor. An executor is the person legally responsible for the gathering of assets and debts of the decedent, preserving the assets (including the conduct of any business owned by the decedent), paying the expenses of the estate,

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LGBT COMMUNITIES

The LBGT communities have seen some recent important gains in recognition of their rights to marry the person they wish, notwithstanding the gender identification of either party. The right to marry has been recognized recently by the Supreme Court of the United States in Orbergefell v. Hodges. This effects not only the right to insist

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THIRD PARTY CUSTODY RIGHTS

There are several groups of people, other than parents who have an abiding interest and concern for children that have sought custodial time with the children. These include Grandparents, Step-parents, Aunts, Uncles, and siblings. The Pennsylvania Courts have acknowledged the rights of persons who have acted in loco parentis, or who have acted in place of

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SUPPORT ISSUES

There are several mechanisms for parents who have custody of their children to obtain some child support in Pennsylvania, when the other parent is not voluntarily providing it. The most obvious is, of course, to file at the local Domestic Relations office (DRO). If there is a Protection From Abuse petition filed, a request for an

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