Child Custody – What parents should know in a nutshell

Many times I have clients asking how best to protect their child, or how to stop their ex from taking the child out of the county, state, or even the country.  The clients want their ex's to have a relationship with the child, but not at the expense of their own relationship.  This brief article … Continue reading Child Custody – What parents should know in a nutshell

Series on Adoptions: What Are the Estate Reasons for an Adult Adoption?

By Matthew T. Hovey, Esquire In honor of National Adoption Month (November), I launched last month a ten part series on Adoptions in Pennsylvania.  The tenth, and final, piece in this series focuses on the question: what are the estate reasons for an adult adoption?  If you are interested in an adoption, I encourage you … Continue reading Series on Adoptions: What Are the Estate Reasons for an Adult Adoption?

Series on Adoptions: Can We Change the Child’s Name?

By Matthew T. Hovey, Esquire In honor of National Adoption Month (November), I launched last month a ten part series on Adoptions in Pennsylvania.  The ninth piece in this series focuses on the question: can we change the child's name?  If you are interested in an adoption, I encourage you to please return and read … Continue reading Series on Adoptions: Can We Change the Child’s Name?

Series on Adoptions: Can the Parties to an Adoption Agree to Allow Contact Between the Child and the Natural Family?

By Matthew T. Hovey, Esquire In honor of National Adoption Month (November), I launched last month a ten part series on Adoptions in Pennsylvania.  The eighth piece in this series focuses on the question: can the parties agree to allow contact between the child and the natural family?  If you are interested in an adoption, … Continue reading Series on Adoptions: Can the Parties to an Adoption Agree to Allow Contact Between the Child and the Natural Family?

Series on Adoptions: What Happens If I Honestly Do Not Know Who the Father Is?

By Matthew T. Hovey, Esquire In honor of National Adoption Month (November), I launched last month a ten part series on Adoptions in Pennsylvania.  The seventh piece in this series focuses on the question: what happens if I honestly do not know who the father is?  If you are interested in an adoption, I encourage … Continue reading Series on Adoptions: What Happens If I Honestly Do Not Know Who the Father Is?

Series on Adoptions: Will I Need a Home Study in Pennsylvania?

By Matthew T. Hovey, Esquire In honor of National Adoption Month (November), I launched last month a ten part series on Adoptions in Pennsylvania.  The sixth piece in this series focuses on the question: will I need a home study?  If you are interested in an adoption, I encourage you to please return and read … Continue reading Series on Adoptions: Will I Need a Home Study in Pennsylvania?

Series on Adoptions: Can a Biological Parent Revoke His or Her Consent?

By Matthew T. Hovey, Esquire In honor of National Adoption Month (November), I launched last month a ten part series on Adoptions in Pennsylvania.  The fifth piece in this series focuses on the question: can a biological parent revoke his or her consent?  If you are interested in an adoption, I encourage you to please … Continue reading Series on Adoptions: Can a Biological Parent Revoke His or Her Consent?

Series on Adoptions: When Can a Parent’s Parental Rights Be Involuntarily Terminated in Pennsylvania?

By Matthew T. Hovey, Esquire In honor of National Adoption Month (November), I launched last month a ten part series on Adoptions in Pennsylvania.  The fourth piece in this series focuses on the question: when can a parent's parental rights be involuntarily terminated?  If you are interested in an adoption, I encourage you to please … Continue reading Series on Adoptions: When Can a Parent’s Parental Rights Be Involuntarily Terminated in Pennsylvania?

Series on Adoptions: Does the Child Need to Consent to the Adoption?

By Matthew T. Hovey, Esquire In honor of National Adoption Month (November), I am launching this month a ten part series on Adoptions in Pennsylvania.  The third piece in this series focuses on the question: does the child need to consent to the adoption?  If you are interested in an adoption, I encourage you to … Continue reading Series on Adoptions: Does the Child Need to Consent to the Adoption?