Pennsylvania Family Law Blog – The Law Offices of Sheryl R. Rentz

Are Secret Recordings of Your Spouse Admissible Evidence?

By Sheryl Rentz on August 15, 2022

In Pennsylvania, secret recordings of your spouse are generally not admissible as evidence in divorce proceedings. This is because such recordings are considered a violation of your spouse’s privacy rights. However, there are some exceptions to this rule. For example, if you can show that the recording was made to document illegal activity, such as domestic violence, the recording may be admissible as evidence. Read the rest »

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Supervised Visitation in Pennsylvania

By Sheryl Rentz on July 15, 2022

Supervised visitation may seem like a distressing situation, being able to see your child only with someone else present.

If you are considering a divorce and want to know your options, whether you will be the parent supervised or the custodial parent, contact an experienced Pennsylvania divorce attorney who can guide you through the process. Read the rest »

Posted in: Child Visitation

Can Your Spouse’s Credit Card Debt Affect Your Divorce in PA?

By Sheryl Rentz on June 15, 2022

The process of dividing a couple’s property during divorce proceedings does not stop at marital assets like the family home or cars. Many people are unaware that a couple’s accumulated debt is also distributed. Read the rest »

Does Open Marriage Affect Divorce Rates?

By Sheryl Rentz on May 29, 2022

In recent years, we’ve heard a lot about how the United States divorce rate is increasing, including the commonly heard statistic that half of marriages end in divorce. The good news for people getting married nowadays? It’s actually closer to a quarter of marriages.

But while it’s an easy statistic to spout off, this broad percentage of failed marriages ignores the fact that not all divorces are created equal. Read the rest »

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Announcing the 2022 Winner of Our Key to a Bright Future Scholarship!

By Sheryl Rentz on May 26, 2022

A person dressed in a graduation gown, holding out a rolled up diploma that is wrapped by a red ribbon.

The team at the Law Offices of Sheryl R. Rentz, P.C. announced our six finalists for our Key to a Bright Future Scholarship back on May 18, 2022. Since then, we’ve been reviewing the stories shared by the students who’ve made it this far into this year’s scholarship contest. We were very impressed learning about their amazing ability to manage so much in the moment, as they move toward their ultimate goals and ambitions in higher education.

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Introducing Our 2022 Key to a Bright Future Scholarship Finalists!

By Sheryl Rentz on May 18, 2022

A graduating female student tossing her cap and tassel into the air.

Students face a variety of challenges at this unique stage of their lives. They juggle plenty between classes, extracurricular activities like sports or their favorite hobbies, and the responsibility of charting their own path towards their future. They are on a mission, and they move closer toward their next destination as each new day begins.

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Keeping the Family Business Safe From Divorce Proceedings

By Sheryl Rentz on April 18, 2022

A man and a woman shaking hands in an office space.

Divorce is a complicated process. Not only do you have child custody and support matters to settle, but also division of marital assets. When a family business is involved, the process can become even more complex.

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Posted in: Divorce

How Does Your Income Level Affect Custody Cases?

By Sheryl Rentz on April 4, 2022

A single mother walking with her daughter on the shore of a beach.

When you are going through a divorce in Pennsylvania, you might be concerned about how your income from work could affect the child custody and visitation issues that remain to be sorted out as you head for your final divorce settlement. Whether you earn more or less than the spouse that you are divorcing, even if you were the stay-at-home parent with zero income during the duration of the marriage, life as you know it has been disrupted and will look different. Now, among all the concerns that you have, the future of your children is a top priority for you as they too will be affected by the coming changes resulting from your divorce.

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Posted in: Child Custody

Donor Offspring Custody During Divorce Proceedings

By Sheryl Rentz on March 1, 2022

A man, presumably a sperm donor.Couples have a variety of reasons for choosing a sperm donor to bring a child into this world and build their families. The most prominent reasons among couples for selecting sperm donors include instances of infertility and trying out new methods for having children. With reproductive choices like artificial insemination and in-vitro fertilization, even the method for reproduction can vary among couples.

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Posted in: Child Custody

Sheryl R. Rentz 2022 Key to a Bright Future Scholarship

By Sheryl Rentz on February 24, 2022

At The Law Offices of Sheryl R. Rentz, we believe that college can be a wonderful experience for people who aspire to improve their lives. It takes a lot of hard work, but seeking higher education can be very rewarding. College is a wonderful place to gain enlightenment, advance your career, and develop meaningful relationships.

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