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October 2016 Archives

Pennsylvania's Good Samaritan Act can protect you from charges

There is no denying that there is a terrible heroin and opiate problem here in the Lehighton area, just as there is around the rest of the United States. People are overdosing in public bathrooms, inside of cars, in front of small children and members of the general public. Inevitably, they also wind up overdosing and dying in front of friends and family members, some of whom may also be engaged in drug-abusing behaviors.

Who is eligible for Chapter 13?

It is not unusual for Pennsylvania residents to experience financial problems to the point that they have to consider filing for one form of bankruptcy or another. Understanding which chapter suits their needs is key. Knowing the benefits of one over another can help to make an informed decision. With Chapter 13 bankruptcy, there are certain benefits that it has over other options. For those who are seeking a fresh financial start, filing for Chapter 13 is a strategy to get it.

Understanding child custody in Pennsylvania

There are a number of different child custody issues that can arise from developing the initial parenting plan to the need for modifications as life changes. Parents are encouraged to resolve child custody concerns in an amicable manner and reach a child custody agreement by working together to achieve a parenting plan that is in the best interests of the child. When parents are unable to agree, the court will make a child custody determination based on what is in the best interests of the child.

Tips to help parents successfully co-parent after divorce

This blog recently discussed how child custody is determined in Pennsylvania. Child custody and co-parenting is a significant concern for most parents going through the divorce process. While the goal of the family law process related to child custody are what is in the best interests of the child, all parents want to ensure their children are happy, healthy and will have a positive future. Some tips for co-parenting amicably may be helpful to achieve those goals.

Former police officer sentenced after causing fatal crash

A former Pennsylvania police officer was recently sentenced in connection with a fatal car accident he caused during a high-speed chase. After pleading guilty to third-degree felony homicide by vehicle, the 27-year-old man was sentenced to three to 23 months in prison. However, reports said he could serve as little as six weeks behind bars, and carry out the rest of his sentence under home arrest.

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