Monday, May 22, 2017
Pennsylvania Child Support Changes - May 2017
Mon, May 22, 2017 | link
The PA Child Support Guidelines were revised on February 10, 2017 and went into effect on May
Prior to May 1, 2017, the last changes to the guidelines were back in August
changes to the minimum reserve amount and amended figures for support. Over the past twenty or so years, the changes have
taken place every three to five years with previous revisions becoming effective in: May 2010, January 2005, April 1999 and
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Scott L. Levine Has Been Nominated and Accepted as Three Years AIOFLA’S 10 Best in Pennsylvania For Client Satisfaction
Wed, March 1, 2017 | link
"The American Institute of Family Law Attorneys has recognized the exceptional performance of Pennsylvania’s
Family Law Attorney Scott L. Levine as Three Years 10 Best Family Law Attorney for Client Satisfaction.
The American Institute of Family Law Attorneys is a third-party
attorney rating organization that publishes an annual list of the Top 10 Family Law Attorneys in each state. Attorneys who
are selected to the "10 Best" list must pass AIOFLA's rigorous selection process, which is based on client and/or
peer nominations, thorough research, and AIOFLA’s independent evaluation. AIOFLA's annual list was created to be used
as a resource for clients during the attorney selection process.
One of the most significant aspects of the selection process involves attorneys' relationships
and reputation among his or her clients. As clients should be an attorney's top priority, AIOFLA places the utmost emphasis
on selecting lawyers who have achieved significant success in the field of Family Law without sacrificing the service and
support they provide. Selection criteria therefore focus on attorneys who demonstrate the highest standards of Client Satisfaction.
We congratulate Scott L. Levine on this achievement and we are honored to have him
as a Three Years AIOFLA Member."
Monday, October 10, 2016
Waiting Period for Contested Divorces in PA reduced to ONE YEAR effective December 4, 2016
Mon, October 10, 2016 | link
On October 3, 2016, Governor Wolf signed House Bill 380, which
reduces the waiting-period for no-fault, contested divorce cases in Pennsylvania to ONE-YEAR.
The change will become effective 60 days
after it was signed, so all cases filed on or after December 4, 2016 will be subject to the new law.
All cases filed prior to this time will
be subject to the prior waiting period of two-years.
This change should be carefully considered by those persons contemplating filing a
Divorce Complaint in any county in Pennsylvania in the next month or two since the timing of the filing could greatly affect
certain aspects of the case, most notably the duration of the receipt of, or obligation to pay spousal support or APL.
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.