Trial Ahead For PA Man After Alleged Domestic Violence

On behalf of Law Offices of Peter J. Russo, P.C. posted in Domestic Violence on Monday, December 30, 2013. A 40-year-old Pennsylvania man was ordered to stand trial after allegedly attacking his wife following a Halloween party at a neighbor’s house. Police said that the domestic violence incident occurred when the husband allegedly became angry … Continue reading Trial Ahead For PA Man After Alleged Domestic Violence

The High Economic Toll Of Domestic Violence Behavior

On behalf of Law Offices of Peter J. Russo, P.C. posted in Domestic Violence on Friday, December 13, 2013. While traditionally domestic violence has been seen as a criminal problem, the social, economic and health ramifications can’t be underestimated. Not only do victims suffer, but employers lose money when workers can’t focus on their job, … Continue reading The High Economic Toll Of Domestic Violence Behavior

Divorce And Social Security Benefits

On behalf of Law Offices of Peter J. Russo, P.C. posted in Property Division on Thursday, November 14, 2013. Pennsylvania residents may be interested in knowing if a divorce has consequences for their Social Security benefits. Having this information ahead of time can help people when they are formulating a divorce settlement. According to U.S. … Continue reading Divorce And Social Security Benefits

How To Save Money In The Divorce Process

On behalf of Law Offices of Peter J. Russo, P.C. posted in High Asset Divorce on Thursday, October 31, 2013. When considering a divorce, many Pennsylvania couples believe it will be an expensive undertaking. If a couple has decided that parting ways is the best solution for happiness, there are some things they can do … Continue reading How To Save Money In The Divorce Process

Court: Adopted Child To Stay With Non-Biological Family

On behalf of Law Offices of Peter J. Russo, P.C. posted in Adoption on Friday, October 4, 2013. Pennsylvania residents may have heard about the latest twist in a landmark child custody saga that has received considerable national coverage. At the center is a 4-year-old Cherokee girl dubbed “Baby Veronica,” whom the Oklahoma Supreme Court … Continue reading Court: Adopted Child To Stay With Non-Biological Family

Pennsylvania’s Divorce Rate Is Low, According To National Survey

On behalf of Law Offices of Peter J. Russo, P.C. posted in Property Division on Wednesday, September 18, 2013. Readers of this divorce and family law blog might be interested in the results of a recent nationwide survey of state divorce filings, rates and procedures. The data, compiled from three different national sources, examined divorce … Continue reading Pennsylvania’s Divorce Rate Is Low, According To National Survey

An Old-fashioned Approach To Saving A Marriage

On behalf of Law Offices of Peter J. Russo, P.C. posted in Property Division on Thursday, September 5, 2013. As even a divorce attorney might agree, there can be arrangements short of divorce that will help a marriage. In fact, at least one commentator suggests that the old fashioned Hollywood depictions of married couples sleeping … Continue reading An Old-fashioned Approach To Saving A Marriage

Supreme Court Decision Resolves Divorce Property Division Issue

On behalf of Law Offices of Peter J. Russo, P.C. posted in Property Division on Friday, August 23, 2013. Although laws recognizing the benefits of same-sex couples are changing, even a former lawyer’s carefully drafted directives were not honored until her surviving spouse sought court assistance. The same-sex couple had been married in Canada but … Continue reading Supreme Court Decision Resolves Divorce Property Division Issue