Let’s Talk Family Law Podcast: Let’s Talk Domestic Violence

Let’s Talk Family Law Podcast: Let’s Talk Domestic Violence

Click here to listen. Family Law Attorneys Lawrence “Skip” Persick and Donna Marcus discuss Domestic Violence laws in the state of Pennsylvania. They walk through steps a person can take to file domestic violence-related documents, such as a protection from abuse order, and what to expect after submitting the documents.

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Alienation of Affections

Alienation of Affections

I saw something on the news recently about a man in North Carolina who was awarded a $750,000.00 judgment against his ex-wife’s boyfriend for a tort called “alienation of affections.”  The idea is that the boyfriend caused the jilted husband’s problems and, if not for the boyfriend, the husband and wife would still be married.  Obviously the husband is not getting his wife back but, the $750,000.00 is supposed to help him...

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Understanding Whether a Mental Health Diagnosis can affect Divorce Outcomes

Understanding Whether a Mental Health Diagnosis can affect Divorce Outcomes

There is no question divorce is one of the most stressful life events one can experience.  The journey may become even more daunting if you are also dealing with a mental health diagnosis.  If you are affected by a mental health diagnosis, rest assured you are not alone.  In fact, according to the World Health Organization, one in four people in the world will be affected by mental or neurological disorders at some point in their...

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Can you claim loss of consortium if you’re separated, but not divorced, from your spouse?

Can you claim loss of consortium if you’re separated, but not divorced, from your spouse?

By:  Lawrence J. Persick Did you ever have someone warn you about trusting a person who talks out of both sides of his or her mouth? Basically, they are advising you to stay away from people who are constantly contradicting themselves. That concept in a divorce context is addressed in Corey v. Wilkes Barre Hosp., No. 1980 MDA 2017 (Pa. Super. Decided September 23, 2019). The Corey case arises out of wrongful death and medical malpractice...

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Let’s Talk Family Law Podcast

Let’s Talk Family Law Podcast

We have officially launched our new podcast series, “Let’s Talk Family Law.” The first episode, “Let’s Talk Child Support” is live now! Click here to listen. Attorneys Carolyn Mirabile and Lawrence “Skip” Persick discuss the nature of child support laws in Pennsylvania. Our Attorneys discuss frequently asked questions, such as: · What is child support? · How do you file for child support? · What...

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Can a stepparent get any form of custody as to a step-child?

Can a stepparent get any form of custody as to a step-child?  The simple answer to that question is yes.  Assume for a minute that a father has custody of his daughter.  Mother is, for whatever reason, out of the picture; she has either moved across the country, has mental health or substance abuse issues, or just plain does not care to be in her daughter’s life.  Father enters into a relationship with another woman and they eventually...

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