By convention, it is the non custodial parent who is saddled with the responsibility of paying for child support. Payment differs from state to state and the percentage to be received is based on several factors including parent’s income, basic needs of the child, and how often a parent sees the child. The court does … Continue reading A Closer Look into Child Support
When searching for a family law attorney, it is often very important to prepare a short list of questions to ask prospective attorneys. The family law attorney who handles your case is someone who you will be working closely with and who you need to be able to trust. Some important questions to ask upfront … Continue reading Five Questions to Ask a Family Law Attorney
A divorce attorney is focused on protecting the interests of his or her client, including financial interests. Some of the most important assets that your divorce attorney may try to protect include: Retirement Accounts One of the most overlooked financial accounts by parties in a divorce is retirement accounts. Each spouse may assume that he … Continue reading Divorce Attorney Protects Your Financial Interests
As the role of having two involved parents in a child’s life is emphasized in society, lawyers and judges continue to move away from legal terms like “visitation” and “noncustodial parent” in preference of friendlier terms like “parenting plans,” “mother” and “father.” Such plans come about through the cooperation of both parents. Whether the parents … Continue reading Child Custody Attorney Helps with Parenting Plans
When a marriage begins to unravel, spouses commonly start feeling a variety of negative emotions, including stress, frustration, betrayal, fear, distrust and apprehension. As such, it is often difficult for them to communicate with one another during the process of divorce. Having a divorce mediation attorney can help bridge communication gaps that exist when the … Continue reading Using a Divorce Mediation Attorney to Minimize Conflict
A parenting plan is simply a legal agreement that two separated or divorced parents sit down and make together. Basically, it is simply a specific schedule for the children and the parents and allows some semblance of order into the chaos. This plan is designed to outline where visitation will take place, when it will … Continue reading Parenting Plan? What’s That?
On behalf of Law Offices of Peter J. Russo, P.C. posted in Domestic Violence on Friday, April 22, 2016. When a Pennsylvania resident has been subjected to acts of violence at the hands of a loved one, addressing the matter in court can be a challenge. Many times, victims of domestic violence are in a … Continue reading Social media plays a role in landmark domestic violence case
There are numerous different types of custody for children, and it is important that you understand each one when going through a divorce. Sometimes, with the numerous names and the legal jargon involved in the divorce process, custody concepts are easily confused. The best way to understand the different types of child custody or visitation … Continue reading How Will I Ever Understand the Numerous Types of Child Custody?
Telling your children, you are about to get a divorce can not only be difficult, but it can be stressful as well. The number one thing you need to realize is that this conversation is not going to be easy. The first thing you should tell your child is that you love them. The first … Continue reading Getting Divorced is Already Emotional; How am I Going to Tell the Kids?
On behalf of Law Offices of Peter J. Russo, P.C. posted in Child Custody on Thursday, April 7, 2016. In most child custody cases, the parties are divorced parents who are struggling over the care and custody of a shared child. There are cases in Pennsylvania and elsewhere, however, that do not fit his mold. … Continue reading Child custody dispute focuses on little girl’s ancestry