LexisNexis Practice Guide: Pennsylvania Family Law

This publication is a practical and comprehensive guide for seasoned family law attorneys and other attorneys who handle family law matters in Pennsylvania. The publication provides insightful commentary, practice information, and several forms.
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LexisNexis Practice Guide: Pennsylvania Family Law provides practical and insightful guidance on all aspects of a family law case for seasoned family law practitioners and other attorneys who handle family law matters in their Pennsylvania practice. The guide provides commentary, practice information, case summaries, and several forms. In addition, each chapter of the guide includes practical checklists to assist practitioners in the identification of important points of law and issues in the different types of family law cases. Each chapter also identifies the key provisions of the relevant Pennsylvania statutes and rules discussed in the chapter.

This comprehensive guide covers:

•  The initial evaluation of the client and the case, terms of the retainer, and declining or terminating representation
•  Alternative Dispute Resolution and a discussion of arbitration, mediation, and collaborative law
•  Protection from abuse orders, jurisdiction and venue, the procedure for obtaining a protection from abuse order, and violation of the protection from abuse order
•  Custody, categories of custody, jurisdiction and venue, parties in custody actions, custody factors, relocation, custody complaint and pretrial procedurs, guardian ad litem and child advocate issues, custody evaluations, client and other witness preparation, and the trial
•  Child Support, jurisdiction and venu issues, calculation of child support, pre-hearing practice, trial, and counsel fees
•  Comparison of spousal support and alimony pendente lite
•  Marriage and Dissolution
•  Equitable Distribution
•  Marital Settlement Agreements
•  Premarital Agreements
•  Assisted Reproductive Technology
•  Appellate Practice

This publication is authored by two respected and recognized practitioners who frequently lecture and instruct on family law topics and whose years of experience and practice in family law and engagement in the family law community in Pennsylvania is reflected in the comprehensive, practical, and insightful guidance provided in this book.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Evaluating the Client and the Case

Chapter 2: Alternative Dispute Resolution

Chapter 3: Protection from Abuse Orders

Chapter 4: Custody

Chapter 5: Child Support

Chapter 6: Spousal Support/Alimony Pendente Lite/Alimony

Chapter 7: Marriage and Dissolution

Chapter 8: Equitable Distribution

Chapter 9: Marital Settlement Agreements

Chapter 10: Premarital Agreements

Chapter 11: Assisted Reproductive Technology

Chapter 12: Appellate Practice

Chapter 13: Bankruptcy

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