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April 2016 Archives

The controversy around parental alienation

Some divorced Pennsylvania parents may have been accused of parental alienation, or they may have had it practiced against them. Parental alienation occurs when one parent badmouths the other parent to a child so much that the child begins to turn against them. While the concept is becoming widely accepted within the legal system, some legal experts as well as the medical establishment are cautious about its use.

How the Hague Convention protects children

Pennsylvania parents who are divorcing a spouse who has ties with another country may be concerned about an international child abduction. The Hague Convention, which the United States is a signatory to along with more than 90 other countries, is intended to protect against international child abduction, but parents should act quickly if an abduction occurs.

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

According to the National Safety Council, 53 percent of drivers around the country believe that talking on the phone while driving is safe as long as they use hands-free technology. However, Pennsylvania motorists should be aware that studies show that talking on a hands-free device while behind the wheel is just as dangerous as using a hand-held device, with both raising the risk of a car crash by four times.

Fathers' rights to parent their children

It is unfortunate that some Pennsylvania fathers who have gone through a divorce find themselves in situations in which their former spouses control when and even if they can see their children. Some fathers mistakenly believe there is little they can do when the mothers prevent them from exercising their custodial and visitation rights.

Protecting an inheritance from marital property division

Pennsylvania couples who are planning to divorce may have questions about an inheritance that was received by either spouse. While the general rule for property division is that an inheritance is the separate property of the person who receives it, the result may be different in certain situations.