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March 2017 Archives

Helping you reach a custody agreement during divorce

They are very few life events that are as emotional and challenging as divorce. This is especially true when a child is involved and the divorcing parents are unable to agree on terms that directly and indirectly impact the children. While it might be difficult to transition from a one household family to a two household family, accepting the changes that are occurring is often the first step. Next, parents must determine the child custody arrangement that will meet the needs of everyone involved and the best interests of the children.

DUI with a child passenger can bring serious charges

Drunk driving charges carry serious penalties in Pennsylvania, including license revocation, fines and potential jail time. These penalties can be enhanced under a number of circumstances. One situation that will result in a significantly stiffer sentence is having a minor under the age of 18 as a passenger when the violation occurs.

Divorce waiting period now shorter, even if you disagree

If you and your spouse both agree to divorce, the process can take just a few months in Pennsylvania. But what if one person wants to call it quits but the other doesn't? Until recently, contested divorces used to require couples to live apart for two years before one party could file for divorce.

Is an automobile exempt from repossession in Chapter 7?

Pennsylvania residents who are considering filing Chapter 7 bankruptcy may be worried that they will not be able to keep their car or truck once they file. There are steps a debtor can take to protect a vehicle in bankruptcy. Which strategy to choose will depend on the value of the vehicle and whether the debtor has a loan on it.

Division of assets during divorce and its impact on the future

The dissolution of a marriage will inevitably change a person's life in various ways. You may find this to be a particularly stressful and intimidating period, and the outcome can vary drastically depending on the decisions you make. Depending on your situation, there may be certain aspects of the divorce process that are crucial to your future best interests, and you may find it beneficial to have a certain level of understanding of the process before entering negotiations.

Texting while driving is against the law

The automobile has been a very valuable invention and people have grown to rely on them in their daily lives. People rely on them to get to work, bring the children to school or other activities, go shopping and run other errands, see friends and family and for many other reasons. While they can be very valuable and convenient, if operated incorrectly, they can also be dangerous. That is why it is important for people to keep their eyes on the road and pay attention to their surroundings.

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