Join Us, 04/08/2016, for Live Immigration Law Video Seminar!!

On behalf of Prince Law Offices, P.C., I am pleased to announce that the firm's attorneys will be utilizing new technology to host informative live video sessions devoted to the various areas of practice we cover: Firearms Law, Workers' Compensation, Immigration, Civil Rights, Social Security, Corporate Law, Energy Law, Criminal Law, Wills Estates, Family Law, and … Continue reading Join Us, 04/08/2016, for Live Immigration Law Video Seminar!!

Co-Parenting 101

One repetitive and especially pernicious theme concerning custody disputes that we often see here at Prince Law, is the failure or practical inability of former spouses or partners to effectively co-parent. Surely, few things in this world breed contempt like a permanent separation and that rule of thumb is usually only enhanced where a child-in-common is concerned. … Continue reading Co-Parenting 101

No Relief, No Surrender

On Monday evening, 11/09/2015, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals failed to surprise anyone, issuing a 2-1 decision that affirms the current injunction against the Executive expansion of DACA.  >>See decision here<< The reader may recall that this blog has attempted to provide some coverage of this increasingly fraught showdown. See explanation of DAPA and litigation here.  As … Continue reading No Relief, No Surrender

PUC Urges Utilities to Help Consumers “Prepare Now” for Cold Weather, Higher Heating Bills

As part of its 13th year of “Prepare Now” education efforts, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) today (October 29, 2015) urged utilities to take extra steps to help consumers – especially those on limited and fixed incomes – to prepare for winter heating costs. A letter signed by the five PUC Commissioners has been … Continue reading PUC Urges Utilities to Help Consumers “Prepare Now” for Cold Weather, Higher Heating Bills

Berks Immigration Detention Center for Women and Children to Close?

A strident ruling out of the federal district court for the central district of California is resulting in major changes to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) policy concerning the detention of women and children.  On August 21, 2015, Federal Judge Dolly Gee ruled that the ICE/DHS policy of housing detained women and children, spread between 3 national … Continue reading Berks Immigration Detention Center for Women and Children to Close?

Shorter Waiting Time for Divorce Based on Separation…Legislation Pending

Our colleagues at the Pennsylvania Bar News have recently covered some important developments in the realm of family law - pending legislation that, if passed, will significantly reduce the time it takes estranged spouses to legally divorce. House Bill 380 is the legislation at issue and aims to cut in half the statutory waiting period from 2 … Continue reading Shorter Waiting Time for Divorce Based on Separation…Legislation Pending

Birthright Citizenship – A Closer Look

Watching the recent Republican Presidential debate, I felt that one particularly interesting topic discussed among the contenders was U.S. policy concerning birthright citizenship.  At least one candidate has vowed that upon becoming President of the United States he will sharply curtail our nation's "liberal" construal of birthright citizenship - specifically stripping such right from children born within the United … Continue reading Birthright Citizenship – A Closer Look

Child Custody and Jurisdiction

"It is procedure that marks much of the difference between rule by law and rule by fiat." Wisconsin v. Constantineau, 400 U.S. 433, 436 (1971) "The history of procedure is a series of attempts to solve the problems created by the..preceding generation's procedural reforms."   Judith Resnick, Precluding Appeals, 70 Cornell L.R. 603, 624 (1985) … Continue reading Child Custody and Jurisdiction

Agree When You Disagree: Custody, Opposing Partes, and Getting Along as Best Possible

I am devoting this blog entry in the interests of counseling against bad manners and brutishness.  Inherently, disputes arising out of dissolved marriages or other relationships involving children in common to the disputants, are ugly.  Litigation is nary a cordial concern, and when broken personal relationships and children get involved - the gloves tend to come off.  This … Continue reading Agree When You Disagree: Custody, Opposing Partes, and Getting Along as Best Possible

The Child Custody Process: An Overview

By Allen Thompson, Esq. What is "Custody?" There are two types of custody: physical and legal.  Physical custody is self-explanatory; it is the time in which you are the physical custodian of the child.  Often, this is referred to colloquially as "visitation."  Physical custody may be supervised or unsupervised.  Supervision may be provided by the … Continue reading The Child Custody Process: An Overview