For most parents, their focus is on their children. The many decisions made on a yearly, monthly, weekly and daily basis are likely for them and their best interests. Thus, when a marriage comes to an end, divorcing parents will base their decisions on their child and children. However, the wishes of each parent along with the needs of the child can often clash. One parent may seek to remain in the family home while the other desires to live closer to their work. This can present some logistical issues, especially if one parent seeks primary custody or there is a greater distance between parents.
A night out at the local bar ended with your arrest. You find yourself charged with assault, and your memory of what happened may be a bit fuzzy.
Consumers in Pennsylvania, like the rest of the country, have overextended themselves through credit card purchases and other debt. One of the legal means to resolve these debts and seek a financial fresh start is to declare Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Choosing to utilize this type of filing depends on their financial situation.
A family in Carbon County may have several reasons to consider filing a Chapter 13 bankruptcy in the event they fall on financial hard times. As this blog has mentioned previously, a Chapter 13 bankruptcy is a bit different than the more common Chapter 7 in that it requires a debtor to get the court's approval of a repayment plan. After following through on the repayment plan, a family will be discharged from any outstanding debt.
Most Pennsylvanians know that the laws that the state and federal government have put into place were enacted to protect the rights and safety of all who live in those jurisdictions. Family laws are in place to ensure that relationships are given their legal weight and so that children's needs are not lost during divorces and separations; contract laws are necessary to work out problems when challenges to agreements arise; criminal laws are enacted to deter crime and to punish those who have allegedly violated the laws.
A late night accident turned deadly when a man drove his car off the road, through a yard and into the home of an 86-year-old woman. Investigators believe that the driver of a car, a 21-year-old Pennsylvania man, had been drinking and possibly using drugs when he got behind the wheel of his car. They also believe that the man was traveling in excess of 80 miles per hour when his car crashed into the victim's home and entered the bedroom where she was sleeping.