Wednesday, September 28, 2016
PA Divorce Law Update - Waiting Period for Contested Divorces
HB 380 was signed by the PA House and Senate on September 27, 2016 and was sent to the
Governor for his signature, which is expected soon. This will change the Waiting Period for Contested Divorce Cases in Pennsylvania
from two-years to ONE YEAR. The new law will apply only to new cases and will not be retroactive. Once signed, it is expected
to be effective in 60 days.
Wed, September 28, 2016 | link
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
PA Supreme Court issues decision on Grandparent Custody Case
Wed, September 14, 2016 | link
On September 9, 2016 the Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued an opinion in D.P. and B.P. v. G.J.P and A.P.,
which greatly impacts grandparent standing in Custody matters in Pennsylvania. This decision was limited in that the Court
addressed only the specific issues in the case before it, but included an analysis of prior cases decided by the Court and
a review of the law as currently written. The decision represents a big change for the rights of unmarried parents, and could
result in future changes to the Statute by the legislature.