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Choosing where the child will live after a divorce

When Pennsylvania parents decide to get a divorce, most courts attempt to split the time both get with their child as evenly as possible. Even if the child primarily lives with one parent, the other parent usually gets a certain amount of time as well. In these cases, the court may have to decide who the child will primarily live with.

Pennsylvania wrongful death matters

It is unfortunate that some families lose their loved ones in motor vehicle accidents and other incidents caused by the wrongful actions of a negligent party. If you have lost your loved one in this manner, you are likely overwhelmed by your shock and grief while also reeling from economic and noneconomic losses as well.

Divorcees may retain Social Security benefits from their exes

Getting divorced doesn't necessarily mean Pennsylvania residents lose the advantages they'd have enjoyed if they stayed together. In some cases, they might still be permitted to claim Social Security benefits from their former spouses. The validity of such claims is determined by a complex set of rules. One important determining factor is whether the ex-spouse in question was actually eligible for Social Security.

Accident death rate drop in other nations bests that of the US

The number of traffic accident fatalities in Pennsylvania and around the country fell by 31 percent between 2000 and 2013, but this may not be a cause for much celebration according to a report published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on July 6. Researchers from the CDC found that 19 developed nations such as Japan, Canada and Sweden had done a far better job than the United States of reducing motorist, pedestrian and cyclist fatality rates.

Questioning the viability of mediation during a divorce

Every day, couples in Pennsylvania and throughout the U.S. decide that they want to seek a divorce. When a dissolution of marriage is inevitable, spouses must consider everything from living arrangements to division of property and debt. Sometimes, a couple's split is amicable and a divorce agreement can be reached easily. In many cases, however, the emotional stress involved during a split can lead to disputes, resulting in lengthy divorce proceedings and high court costs.

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