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Fox Rothschild LLP | USA | 4 May 2017

I’m not a bad parent but I play one on YouTube

While Alex Jones was the most recent high-profile example of a controversial public persona creating very personal and private problems, he is


Fox Rothschild LLP | USA | 22 Apr 2017

Same sex common law marriage established by Superior Court

Since the striking down of the Defense of Marriage Act by the United States Supreme Court, many state courts have been trying to fill in the legal


Fox Rothschild LLP | USA | 21 Apr 2017

The other defendant: The impact of public persona in a Custody Trial

Child custody cases turn on the court’s determination of the child’s best interests. As defined in Pennsylvania, this means having the judge apply


Fox Rothschild LLP | USA | 10 Apr 2017

Modifying unmodifiable agreements

A standard provision in most written agreements establishes that no modification of the agreement shall occur unless the parties do so in writing


Fox Rothschild LLP | USA | 28 Dec 2016

Superior Court: Civil unions can be dissolved in family courts

In what some may construe as an effort by the Pennsylvania Superior Court to salvage something positive out of 2016, an Opinion was issued today which


Fox Rothschild LLP | USA | 3 Nov 2016

Facebook antagonist has conviction reinstated

We’ve reported on the United States v. Elonis in the past. This case involved a Northampton County man who made a series of threats on his Facebook


Fox Rothschild LLP | USA | 10 Oct 2016

Post on social media, go to jail - How a Facebook post violated a court order

A recent criminal case addressed, in part, an issue we saw in the case of Elonis v. United States. The Elonis case went to the U.S. Supreme Court


Fox Rothschild LLP | USA | 5 Oct 2016

Separation does not equate unfitness of a parent

My colleague, Mark Ashton, reported on the case of D.P. & B.P. v. G.J.P. & A.P., and identified how the Court’s opinion addressed on a limited basis


Fox Rothschild LLP | USA | 17 Feb 2013

New rule makes for easier evidence

The Pennsylvania Support Rules were recently amended on December 30, 2012. Rule 1910.29, formalizes the presentation of support evidence for Family


Fox Rothschild LLP | USA | 24 Jan 2013

Trial court must conduct de novo hearings for parent coordination appeals

Pennsylvania formalized the use of Parent Coordinators in custody cases several years ago when the Superior Court's rendered their 2007 opinion in

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