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Expungement of a Protection from Abuse (PFA) Record

April 19th, 2018

By Aneesah El-Amin-Jaamia The Pennsylvania Protection from Abuse Act provides a remedy for a victim of abuse to seek protection from their abuser. A protection from abuse petition and temporary order prohibiting abuse can be obtained if there is a familial or household relationship between the victim and abuser or if they were intimate partners….


What is Pregnancy Discrimination?

March 29th, 2018

By Alidz Oshagan In 1978, Congress passed the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (“PDA”) as an amendment to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The PDA prohibits employers from discriminating against employees or applicants for employment on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, or a medical condition related to pregnancy or childbirth. An employer is…


Unmarried Men: Request Genetic Testing Before Acknowledging Paternity

February 8th, 2018

By Scott M. Orloff On November 20, 2017, in a case that significantly affects paternity rights, Pennsylvania Superior Court reversed an order issued in a Philadelphia paternity action. The Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas issued an order after the trial court received results from a court ordered genetic test. The results of the test determined…


Crime and Custody: How Criminal Convictions Affect Custody in Pennsylvania

September 14th, 2017

By Brett J. Zeitlen You’re fighting for custody of your children. Does the other party have a criminal record? Do you have a criminal record? Will a judge award one party sole custody because of the conviction? Will a judge require supervision or counseling? It all depends on the crime, and whether the convicted party…


Couples in Civil Unions Can Now Divorce in Pennsylvania

January 26th, 2017

By Brett J. Zeitlin Same sex couples gained the legal right to marry in the state of Pennsylvania in May 2014. And along with the right to get married came the right to dissolve that marriage through divorce. Now, the Superior Court of Pennsylvania has taken things a step further. Same sex couples joined in…


Pennsylvania Unilateral No-Fault Divorce Now Requires Only a 1-Year Waiting Period

October 20th, 2016

By Aneesah El-Amin-Jaamia On October 4, 2016, a new bill was signed into law, which reduces the required waiting period to obtain a unilateral, no-fault divorce, based upon the separation of the parties, from two-years to one-year. The new law takes effect in early December 2016. Under the existing law, parties seeking a no-fault divorce…


   
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