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Sanctions in Custody Matter Must Always Consider Best Interests

June 5th, 2017

In a decision issued on May 31, the Superior Court clarified the limit of the sanctions that can be applied in a custody matter when a parent is found to have violated a custody order.

Foster Care Affects All of Us

May 16th, 2017

May is National Foster Care Month.

Request for Foster Care Maintenance Payments May Be Headed to the United States Supreme Court

May 3rd, 2017

As National Foster Care Month kicks off, a request for foster care maintenance payments from a kinship care provider in Kentucky may be headed to the United States Supreme Court.

What Are The Legal and Ethical Considerations of Egg Cryopreservation?

April 12th, 2017

A woman giving her informed consent to egg freezing needs legal advice on issues such as medical procedural risks, disposition of eggs in case of incapacity or death, medical risks to the child born of egg cryopreservation, multiple births, posthumous use of frozen egg and egg donation.

Birth Parent Rights Remain Primary Absent Proof of Dependency

March 17th, 2017

In a cautionary tale for agencies and pre-adoptive parents alike, Superior Court determined that pre-adoptive parents did not have standing to participate in a custody action filed by the child’s birth father.

Civil Unions Dissolvable in Pennsylvania

December 29th, 2016

In a December 28, 2016 opinion, the Superior Court determined that civil unions can be dissolved, despite the fact that Pennsylvania law does not specifically recognize civil unions.

PA Superior Court Allows Couple to Annul Adoption to Pursue Marriage

December 29th, 2016

In July, 2012, N.M.E. adopted R.A.B., Jr. The parties were a same-sex couple that had been together for more than 40 years. They pursued the adult adoption in 2012 to establish a family unit for purposes of financial and estate planning.

Adoption Tax Credits May Be Available for Adoptive Parents

November 17th, 2016

Adoption tax credits, intended to offset adoption-related expenses to enable more families to afford an adoption, may be available to some adoptive families.

House Bill 380 Halves Waiting Period for Divorce on Basis of Irretrievable Breakdown

October 5th, 2016

House Bill 380 amends the Pennsylvania Divorce Code and reduces the waiting period by which an individual can secure a no-fault divorce on the basis of irretrievable breakdown.

Why are Powers Of Attorney and Healthcare Directives Important When Using Assisted Reproductive Technology?

May 16th, 2016

Before undergoing an assisted reproductive technology (ART) procedure, it is vital to have Powers of Attorney drawn up, such as an Asset Management Power of Attorney and Healthcare Power of Attorney.