Deborah Zitomer Esquire, LLC
Advocating for Families In Norristown and Montgomery County Since 1990

June 2017 Archives

All Parties Are Protected When Paternity Is Established

Unwed couples that embark on the journey of parenthood should always make every attempt to establish paternity. There are certain rights that a mother, father, child, and in some cases grandparents, have that can only be established through properly filed paternity claims. In Pennsylvania, paternity can be established either voluntarily or involuntarily until the child reaches 18 years of age.

What Does Alimony Mean In Pennsylvania?

Alimony is very possibly the most disliked aspect of a divorce, and that's saying something. Alimony is a payment made by one spouse to support the other for a set amount of time. This payment can be monthly, annual, or a single lump sum. It's less common these days since more married couples are dual-income than not, but it still matters during plenty of divorces.

Honest Appraisal Is Important During A Divorce

Unless you have a prenuptial agreement that manages to cover every possible future (and often even then), the longest and hardest part of any divorce is dividing the property fairly between the two spouses. Not every family has a million dollars in assets or owns half a dozen businesses, but fairly dividing the assets is just as important (if not more so) for families without a lot of money. After all, when there's less money to go around, it's that much more important that it go to the person who deserves and needs it.

A Protection From Abuse Order Can Help Keep You And Your Children Safe

Even with the amount of media attention that domestic violence has gained over the years, domestic violence is still a regular occurrence in society. We have to remain vigilant in our quest to stop these actions completely. A Protection From Abuse order (PAF) can be your first line of defense against a person that you have had some type of relationship with. Have you, your children, or another loved one been involved in a relationship that has caused repeated intentional suffering? Have you, or your child suffered from...

Things Not To Do When Going Through A Divorce

do, say, and prepare for that you may forget about certain things that you should not do. Some things will hurt your case, while others won't affect it at all, but the best offense is a good defense. If you simply avoid the following items, no harm can come to the case that you are attempting to build.

The Top 3 Reasons That Pennsylvania Residents Should Establish Paternity

Paternity or parentage can be established in a variety of ways in Pennsylvania. It can be done voluntarily or through a court order. For married couples, establishing paternity is done rather easily, however, for unwed mothers and fathers, it can become a thorn in their side. These mothers automatically receive custody of their child, however, there is no legal relationship between the father and child.


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