Rules of Civil Procedure

Supreme Court Announces Amendments to Support Guidelines Regarding Treatment of Social Security Derivative Benefits

Recent amendments to Pennsylvania’s support guidelines are intended to encourage parties to direct that a child’s Social Security derivative benefit be paid to the obligee.

By | 2015-05-15T12:00:52+00:00 May 18th, 2015|Categories: Civil Litigation, Family Law|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Supreme Court Announces Amendments to Support Guidelines Regarding Treatment of Social Security Derivative Benefits

Amendment to Rule 234.1 Governing Subpoenas to Attend and Testify

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has amended Pennsylvania Rule of Civil Procedure 234.1 to require that a subpoena must be served on a non-party witness reasonably in advance of the date the witness is expected to attend and testify.

By | 2015-04-02T12:14:11+00:00 April 15th, 2015|Categories: Civil Litigation|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Amendment to Rule 234.1 Governing Subpoenas to Attend and Testify

Family Law: Amendments to Rules of Civil Procedure

Family lawyers take note of several recent amendments to the Rules of Civil Procedure. By order dated March 4, 2015, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court approved amendments to the rules governing who may serve as conference officers, hearing officers and masters in family law matters.