Pennsylvania Family Law Blog – The Law Offices of Sheryl R. Rentz
According to the Philadelphia Business Journal, trial by combat, a term more recently made famous by the HBO series Game Of Thrones, may just be legal in Pennsylvania, however unintentionally. The journal calls it an ‘obscure loophole’ but it is a leftover law from the British rule of the thirteen colonies before the Revolutionary War.
Sheryl R. Rentz is once again honored to grace the cover of the February 2020 issue of Suburban Life with an interview with Lindsey Getz. Suburban Life is a monthly magazine that provides in-depth and localized articles to 50,000 homes in Montgomery, Bucks, Delaware, and Chester counties.
What you post on social media can be used as evidence in a child custody case. Information, even those considered private, that are culled from your profiles on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, your dating profiles, and blogs can color your image as a responsible parent in a child custody case. This kind of evidence can be persuasive – and very damaging. That’s why we tell all of our clients to stay off social media as soon as we sign their case.
Under Pennsylvania’s Child Protective Services Law, child abuse consists of intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly performing acts that result in the harm of a child, including:
Child support determination is part of any divorce involving minor children. In most cases, one parent is required to pay child support to the other parent to help with the costs of raising the child. Courts follow state guidelines to determine child support as part of divorce proceedings. If the parent who is required to pay child support (obligor) falls behind in his or her payments to the other parent (obligee), he or she is in arrears. The past due amount is treated as a debt that must be repaid by law.
In 2019, the Law Offices of Sheryl R. Rentz, P.C. received over 1,000 applications for our Key to a Bright Future scholarship, double the amount we received in 2018. From this impressive selection of essays, we could not simply accept just one winner, but two! Back by popular demand, we are announcing another round of our Key to a Bright Future scholarship. This scholarship will award one outstanding student for their hard work with a $1,000 for post-secondary education expenses. Read the rest »
When a marriage or long-term relationship comes to an end, how child custody is determined can be a great source of stress. Not only will it affect how often you get to spend time with your children, but it can have an impact on the relationship you are able to cultivate with your children for years to come. Read the rest »
Child custody is often one of the most contentious aspects of divorce. Attending your first custody hearing can be intimidating if you are unfamiliar with the process and are not sure what to expect. When you come to the Law Offices of Sheryl R. Rentz, P.C., for legal representation, we will guide you through every step of the process. Call us at (866) 290-9292 (toll-free) today to get an experienced Montgomery County divorce lawyer by your side. Read the rest »
In 2018, there were 70,954 marriages and 33,412 divorces and annulments in Pennsylvania, as reported by the state Department of Health. Montgomery County ranked among the counties with the lowest divorce rates, with 1,523 divorces among an estimated population of 828,604, amounting to 540.86 residents per divorce. Read the rest »