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Pet Custody Law

When couples split up or divorce, who gets the family pet often becomes a matter of dispute. Typically our dogs and cats become family, so protecting and having access to them becomes an important issue. Pennsylvania law, however, views pets as property. Pets cannot...

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Civil asset forfeiture: Practical or punitive?

By Berman & Associates on Tuesday, August 14, 2018. If you have a bundle of cash, there is no law against you carrying it with you wherever you go. That kind of action isn't typically recommended, though, because of the risk the carrier faces if some nefarious...

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What Rights Do Grandparents Have?

Becoming a grandparent is a milestone event. Building a bond with your grandchildren may have been a long-held dream of yours. You likely work hard at strengthening that bond at every opportunity. So, when your grandchildren's parents announce their decision to...

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Who Gets the Pet? 7 Factors to Help you Decide

As we have discussed in previous posts, pets fall into a complicated spot in family legal matters. According to Pennsylvania law, pets are property. According to many pet owners, pets are members of the family. Because of these differing points of view, it is wise for...

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