All posts by Susan Good

How to Help Your Child Cope with Separation or Divorce

There is no question that separation or divorce is stressful on everyone involved, but it can be particularly stressful for children of the separating or divorcing couple.  The degree of stress varies, though, as not all children will react the [...Read More]

Summer Vacations and Child Custody

School is finally out and it is time to take the kids on vacation!  Should be fairly simple to plan and accomplish, right?  Well, if you are separated or divorced, summer vacation with the kids may not be as easy, [...Read More]

Who Gets the Dog?

In reading the last blog on our website (Providing for Our Pets – In Sickness and in Health), it reminded me of how often a pet can become an unexpected part of a divorce.  Most pet owners, myself included, view [...Read More]

The Perils of Social Media in a Family Law Dispute

Almost all of us, including my 81-year-old mother, use some form of social media whether it is Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or the like. The ease with which people share information on social media can have many drawbacks in many areas [...Read More]

No-Fault Divorce Separation Period Requirement Reduced

Governor Signs Legislation Reducing the No-Fault Divorce Separation Period From 2 Years to 1 Year On October 4, 2016, Governor Wolf signed legislation into law that makes a major change to the Pennsylvania Divorce Code relating to no-fault divorce. Prior to this [...Read More]

Grandparents and Child Custody in PA

How Divorce Impact Grandparents and Their Grandchildren An often unintended consequence of a divorce or uncoupling where there are children of the relationship is that grandparents see their grandchildren less or,  in some cases, not at all.  Fortunately, grandparents are [...Read More]

Who Gets the Couch? Personal Property & Divorce

How is Personal Property Divided During a Divorce? Dividing the financial assets in a divorce can be relatively straightforward.  Dividing the parties’ “stuff” can be much more difficult.  The reason is that, typically, there is much more emotion involved relating [...Read More]

Thanksgiving and Child Custody in Pennsylvania

Holidays and Pennsylvania Child Custody Out of all the holidays, Thanksgiving is probably the one most associated with family.  It is the holiday where families gather for the big feast and sometimes the only time out of the year that the [...Read More]

Social Media and Child Custody

How Could Social Media Impact Child Custody Cases? Let’s face it; we are living in the Social Media Era.  At any moment in time, we can learn via Twitter, Facebook, or any other social media outlet, what a friend had [...Read More]

No Such Thing as “Legal Separation” in Pennsylvania

  “Legal Separation”?  Not in Pennsylvania Clients seeking a divorce often ask what they need to do to be legally separated.  The answer is a simple one: either move out of the marital residence or file a divorce complaint.  There [...Read More]