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

Divorce by War Hammer? Not with Sheryl R. Rentz By Your Side

By Sheryl Rentz on March 30, 2020

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.

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Practicing Sincerity in Law: Sheryl Rentz on the Cover of Suburban Life

By Sheryl Rentz on March 16, 2020

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.

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Can Social Media Affect My Custody Rights?

By Sheryl Rentz on March 2, 2020

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.

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Posted in: Child Custody

What Is Child Abuse?

By Sheryl Rentz on February 14, 2020

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:

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Posted in: Child Custody

What To Do If You Owe Back Child Support?

By Sheryl Rentz on January 30, 2020

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.

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Posted in: Child Support

Submissions are Open for the Key to a Bright Future Scholarship 2020

By Sheryl Rentz on January 16, 2020

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 »

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Common Questions Parents Have When Determining Child Custody

By Sheryl Rentz on October 23, 2019

 

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 »

Posted in: Child Custody

Three Things You Need to Know Before Your Child Custody Case

By Sheryl Rentz on September 23, 2019

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 »

Posted in: Child Custody

Do You Know Your Local Divorce Rate?

By Sheryl Rentz on September 16, 2019

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 »

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Contested vs. Uncontested Divorce

By Sheryl Rentz on August 20, 2019

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Posted in: Divorce

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