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CONFLICT BETWEEN CONFIDENTIAL ADDRESS AND NEED TO SERVE LEGAL DOCUMENTS

There clearly is a need for some victims of domestic violence to keep their current whereabouts confidential. Some abusers do not have any respect or concern about Court Orders when their emotional or financial interests are concerned. Confidentiality is an essential component in many victims plans for safety and security. However, there are practical consequences

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IT IS A WISE CHILD THAT KNOWS WHO HIS FATHER IS

It may be one of the oldest and strongest presumptions in the Law, but it seems to be time for the Courts to wake up to the reality of modern living and the complicated interpersonal relationships we weave. There were, no doubt, good social reasons why, in the past, the Courts were protective of the

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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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