New Matter in protracted custody litigation not the type of pleading subject to Dragonetti, P.J.A. v. H.C.N., February 13, 2017
Obtaining a birth certificate just became a little easier for same-sex female couples.
Husband’s Extramarital Affairs during Separation Result in Forfeiture of Intestate Share of Wife’s Estate
A husband’s separation from his wife and subsequent extramarital affairs deprived him of his right to an intestate share of her estate, the Pennsylvania Superior Court ruled in In re Estate of Kathleen Talerico
A stepparent who takes affirmative legal steps to assume the same parental rights as a biological parent may be liable for child support, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court held in A.S. v. I.S..
Rules 1120 and 1608 of the Rules of Juvenile Court Procedure will be modified next year to ensure Pennsylvania’s compliance with the federal Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act (PSTSFA).
Gestational surrogacy agreements are not void as against public policy in Pennsylvania and can be used to create parentage of a child, the Pennsylvania Superior Court held in In Re: Baby S
By order dated October 28, 2015, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court amended Pa. R.C.P. 1915.4-4, which governs pre-trial procedures in custody cases.
Supreme Court Clarifies Rule Changes on Qualifications of Masters in Dependency and Delinquency Matters
By order dated July 13, 2015, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court announced that new Rules 182 and 1182 of the Rules of Juvenile Court Procedure, as modified, shall be effective August 1, 2017.
By order dated July 13, 2015, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court approved modifications to Rules of Juvenile Court Procedure 1120, 1210, 1240, 1242, 1330, 1408, 1409, 1512, 1514, 1515, 1608, 1609, 1610, 1611, and 1635.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has announced amendments to the Rules of Civil Procedure governing actions for custody of minor children.