The portion of PA’s Support Act known as the “filial support law” is still the law in Pennsylvania, despite the disharmony it can cause a family. It will continue to be used as a collection method for nursing homes, health care providers, and family members who are footing the bill for home care or nursing home expenses. What you should know…..

The Expanding Rights of Grandparents

What is relatively new to Pennsylvania child custody law is the concept that grandparents who have not assumed a parenting role or performed parental duties are now permitted to petition for physical and legal custody of their grandchild under certain situations.

Pennsylvania Child Support

DUTY OF CHILD SUPPORT Pennsylvania law typically requires the parents of a son or daughter to provide support to their child at least until he or she is 18 years old and graduates from high school.  The law presumes that parents living together are financially supporting their children.  But what happens when the parents are […]

Corporate Compliance Company, Corporate Records Service Scam

You should be aware of a recent scam being sent to businesses registered with the Pennsylvania Department of State (“Department of State”) and with the departments of other jurisdictions. In this scam, companies identified as Pennsylvania Corporate Compliance Company and Corporate Records Service are sending solicitations under the headings Annual Meeting Disclosure Statement and 2014 – Annual […]

Recent Cases in Debtor-Creditor Law

CLAIMS AGAINST ENTIRETIES PROPERTY A recent case of first impression in Pennsylvania was recently addressed by the Pennsylvania Superior Court in the case of Rajaratnam v. Rajaratnam, 2013 WL 6164324 (Pa.Super. Nov. 25, 2013).  Husband signed a guarantee in favor of a bank for a business debt in 2005.  Husband and wife both signed a […]

Divorce, Marital Property and Equitable Distribution

In a Pennsylvania divorce, either the court orders or the spouses agree to divide all marital property equitably. An “equitable division of marital property” does not necessarily require an equal 50%/50% division. How marital property is divided depends on the specific facts and circumstances of each particular case. How MFDD Can Help You Survive Divorce […]