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What Happens If I Refuse a DUI Breathalyzer Test?

Posted on October 10th, 2018

Drunk driving is a serious offense that can not only have serious legal consequences, but also lead to tragic accidents and extensive damages. To enforce safety on the roads, Pennsylvania law enforcement can pull over suspected impaired drivers and ask them to take a DUI breathalyzer test. While you can refuse to take a breathalyzer test when instructed to by… READ MORE

Military Divorce: Rules of Active Duty Members

Posted on October 10th, 2018

Divorces can happen to couples in any situation. When the divorce involves a couple with an active duty member, the couple should take into consideration the fact that different filing procedures may apply. The nonmilitary spouse can also experience lifestyle adjustments and temporary benefits after divorce. Service members Civil Relief Act A divorce proceeding that occurs while one spouse is… READ MORE

How Are Businesses Valued During a Divorce?

Posted on October 10th, 2018

Divorces can be a stressful process, especially if you and your spouse have contested issues that require legal intervention to resolve. Yet even the most amicable of divorces can have complications whenever a business is involved. How does ownership of a business affect the distribution of marital property? Division of Business Property During Divorce Pennsylvania divorce laws allow for separate… READ MORE

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