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How Long Do I Have to Annul My Marriage?

Posted on September 14th, 2018

Divorce is the most obvious way to end a marriage, but an annulment goes beyond a typical divorce. While a divorce is a legal termination of a marriage, there is still a record of the marriage’s legitimacy. A civil annulment basically renders a marriage null and void, as if it never took place. While some couples may wish to seek… READ MORE

How Do Insurance Companies Calculate Pain and Suffering Damages?

Posted on September 14th, 2018

If you sustain injuries and other damages due to another person’s negligence, the at-fault party’s insurance will often cover your damages. While special damages are easily proven, such as medical expenses, lost wages, and property damage, other general damages like pain and suffering are harder to calculate. Different insurance companies use different criteria for awarding pain and suffering damages, so… READ MORE

Can You Go to Jail for Distracted Driving in Pennsylvania?

Posted on September 14th, 2018

Distracted driving is an ongoing problem throughout the United States, and many state legislatures have taken to enacting laws to prevent distracted driving accidents. Effective November 4, a new Pennsylvania law adds additional jail time to drivers who cause accidents from distracted driving. Under this new law, if you cause an accident resulting in injury or death due to texting… READ MORE

How to Adopt Your Spouse’s Child

Posted on August 20th, 2018

Blended families are increasingly common in the United States. Many people are marrying people who already have children from previous relationships or marriages. If you are married to a person with a child from a previous marriage and the child’s other parent no longer plays a role in the child’s life, adoption may become an option for you. Adoption provides… READ MORE

How to Get a Divorce When Your Spouse Is in Jail

Posted on August 20th, 2018

When a person receives a prison sentence for committing a crime, his or her spouse cannot file for divorce simply on the grounds of his or her spouse’s incarceration. However, the length of the other spouse’s sentence may be grounds for divorce. If a spouse’s prison term is two years or longer, the other spouse may file for divorce on… READ MORE

Can I Sue for Adultery?

Posted on August 20th, 2018

Strong emotions are very common after discovering a spouse has been unfaithful. Adultery is one of the most common causes of divorce in the United States, and a spouse who has recently learned his or her husband or wife has cheated may wonder if there is legal action available. Only seven states still uphold “homewrecker” laws for cases like these:… READ MORE

Can You Avoid Going to Court During a Divorce?

Posted on July 6th, 2018

Divorce can quickly become a complicated event for everyone involved. Not only are there emotional losses, but the division of finances and property can make the process much more complicated than simply breaking up while dating. All divorces are just as different as the relationships that happened before them, meaning there’s many ways your divorce could go. One thing is… READ MORE

FDA Approves Marijuana to Treat Epilepsy – What Does This Mean for Pennsylvania?

Posted on July 6th, 2018

At the end of June 2018, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new medication to treat two rare forms of epilepsy. Epidiolex is the first approved prescription drug made from marijuana. With the ever-evolving dialogue on marijuana legalization, this approval has raised some questions. What Is Epidiolex? Epidiolex is meant for patients who suffer from Dravet and Lennox-Gastaut… READ MORE

What Are the Fireworks Restrictions in Pennsylvania?

Posted on July 6th, 2018

Summer is here, and many Pennsylvania residents have used fireworks for Independence Day and other summer time celebrations. However, it is important to follow the laws set for fireworks regulations to avoid an arrest or a serious personal injury. In October of 2017, House Bill 542 replaced the Fireworks Act of 1939, bringing in new fireworks restrictions. So that you… READ MORE

Do’s & Don’ts of Prenuptial Agreements

Posted on June 11th, 2018

A prenuptial agreement can offer tremendous peace of mind in some circumstances, but future newlyweds should broach the idea of a pre-nup with care. Suggesting a prenuptial agreement to some people can carry an undertone of suspicion that the marriage will fail, so it’s wise to approach the subject tactfully. Marriage is a business relationship in many ways, and a… READ MORE