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Stepparent who Pursues Parental Rights may Assume Liability for Child Support

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..

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Amendments to Rules of Civil Procedure on Domestic Relations Matters

By order dated May 6, 2015, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court announced amendments to several Rules of Civil Procedure in domestic relations matters. New Rule 1920.17 governs the discontinuance and withdrawal of a divorce complaint or claim of equitable distribution.

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 | 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

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.