Our Blog: Divorce and Domestic Relations

Voluntary Post-Adoption Contact Agreements and Their Enforceability

October 13, 2017
By John Scialabba
Posted in Adoption

Voluntary post-adoption contact agreements are legally binding “contact” agreements that are made between birth and adoptive families. Such agreements govern the contact between the child and his or her biological relatives after the adoption... Read more

So…It Doesn’t Matter That My Spouse Is a Liar and a Cheater?!?! (Pennsylvania – The “No Fault” State)

August 22, 2017

In order to end one’s marriage in the past, a spouse was forced to prove to the court that there existed acceptable grounds for divorce (i.e. fault like willful and malicious desertion by a spouse, adultery, cruel and barbarous treatment, bigamy,... Read more

All Adult Adoptions are Not Created Equal: Revocation Exception for Same-Sex Couples

January 20, 2017
By Gerri Sperling
Posted in Adoption

By:  Gerri Sperling, Counsel[1] Adult adoption has existed in Pennsylvania for many years and until recently the law... Read more


December 5, 2016

IS YOUR EX CRAZY? Even if that is the case, you cannot access his or her mental health records in a custody proceeding.  The fear that a parent with mental health issues will digress to serious misjudgment and violent behavior creating an... Read more

CAN’T WAIT TO GET A DIVORCE? Well … the wait just got significantly shorter.

December 1, 2016

Pennsylvania introduced its current no fault Divorce Code in 1980, enabling couples who both consent to divorce to move forward with resolving their economics and obtaining a divorce in 90 days, provided each spouse files an affidavit declaring the... Read more

Embarking Upon the Adoption Journey

October 24, 2016
By Gerri Sperling
Posted in Adoption

Growing your family through adoption is a journey through a complex legal process, but the outcome makes the trip worth every step.  However, before you embark on the journey, you need to understand the various routes that you can take.  There are... Read more

“Bobby’s Off to Kindergarten! But Wait… My Ex and I Don’t Agree on the School!” – Legal Custody and School Choice in Pennsylvania

August 8, 2016
By Shannon Sacca
Posted in Custody, Divorce and Domestic Relations

It’s back to school time, and while most parents and children are gearing up for another school year, some families are in limbo this time of year.  If two separated or divorced parties cannot agree upon where their child should attend school... Read more