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Court Ordered Child Support in Pennsylvania

In Pennsylvania, the general rule is that parents have a financial duty to support their children. Regularly occurring payments to the custodial parent, health insurance coverage for the child, and school tuition payments are examples of child support.  In the

Planning a Child Support Holiday Schedule

Child Support Holiday Schedules in Pennsylvania When a family unit dissolves during a divorce, “family holidays” and traditions are also affected. It is within everyone’s interest to minimize the effect on the children, encourage the parental/child bond, and build new

Child Custody for Grandparents in Pennsylvania

Child Custody for Grandparents In Pennsylvania, the Grandparent Visitation Act expanded the rights of grandparents to seek custody in certain circumstances. There are two types of custody that can be sought, legal custody and physical custody. Grandparents can seek one

Religious Divorces

A GET: A Get is a Jewish religious divorce. In the Jewish religion, the only way a party can re-marry is by the Rabbinical Religious Court, called a Beit Din, granting a Jewish Divorce, or Get. According to Jewish law,

International Divorce

Our law firm has handled divorce, property division, spousal support, alimony pendente lite and child support matters, when people live overseas, but have Philadelphia area family law cases in court. We have experience representing people living in North America, South

Child Custody and Travel

Schwartz Law Firm has considerable experience in child custody matters involving children traveling outside of the United States. We have been litigating these matters in Southeastern Pennsylvania courts for several decades. International custody cases are a unique area of the

The Types of Child Custody Orders in PA

Child custody arrangements in PA vary greatly depending upon families’ needs, desires, resources, and parental fitness. Ultimately, a court decides who gets custody based upon the best interests of the child. This article explains the types of child custody arrangements

How Long Does It Take to Divorce in Pennsylvania?

Learn how long a divorce can take and what factors and issues can prolong divorce proceedings from noted PA divorce lawyer Lee Schwartz. A divorce can be completed in as little as 4-6 weeks or can take years. Find out

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