Category Archives: Family


Providing for Our Pets – In Sickness and in Health

On February 20th, pet lovers everywhere will observe National Love Your Pet Day.  This day is set aside to give extra attention to and pamper your pets.  It is also a good day to focus on the special relationship that [...Read More]

Who Can Claim Head of Household on Taxes?

What is a Qualifying Person for Head of Household? It is that time of year, again.  April is fast approaching and parties who have separated during the prior tax year will be confronted with a number of decisions regarding their [...Read More]

Protection From Sexual Violence or Intimidation Act

Protection From Sexual Violence and Intimidation is Expanded in Pennsylvania Effective July 1, 2015, the Protection from Sexual Violence or Intimidation Act  (PSVI) will become effective in Pennsylvania.  The Act is designed to afford protection similar to the protection afforded [...Read More]

What if Charlotte Elizabeth Diana Wanted to Change her Name in PA?

A rose by any other name…but just try to change it! With all of the public fascination surrounding the naming of the new royal princess, one might question just who has the right to select a child’s name and how [...Read More]

Dauphin County’s New Divorce Master & Seminar

Educational Seminar & Permanent Master Implemented by Dauphin County Court In my previous post, I discussed the implementation by Dauphin County of a Family Court system.  In addition to the establishment of the Family Court, two other changes were instituted [...Read More]

Dauphin County Establishes Family Court

New Family Court Created in Dauphin County 2015 brings with it some exciting changes to the Dauphin County Court with the establishment of a Family Court.  Prior to the establishment of Family Court, most family law matters were handled on [...Read More]

From Same Sex Marriage to Marriage in Pennsylvania

Same Sex Marriage is Now the Law in Pennsylvania By now most of you have heard that Judge John Jones, U.S. District Court Judge in Harrisburg, has permanently enjoined the provisions of the Domestic Relations Code that allowed only traditional [...Read More]

PA Child Support Guidelines

Child Support Guidelines in Pennsylvania Have Changed – Check in with your Lawyer to As many of you know, the amount of support one person pays to another for child support in separated families is based on the Pennsylvania Child [...Read More]

Cohabitation in Pennsylvania

Protecting Yourself When You Are Unmarried, Live Together and Break-Up in Pennsylvania So, when you are an unmarried couple living together, without the protection of the Pennsylvania divorce code in the event of a split, what can you do to [...Read More]

Filing for Support During a Divorce in Harrisburg Pennsylvania

Harrisburg Divorce Attorney Explains Filing for Support Tina Laudermilch In keeping with the basic overview I have already provided in prior posts regarding divorce, I thought it best to provide some basic information about filing for support and the process [...Read More]