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?

Free Knux! — but not in Pennsylvania. Can you file for custody of a pet?

By Matthew T. Hovey, Esquire A story in the national headlines this week raises the interesting question of whether you can file for custody of a pet in Pennsylvania.  According to msnbc.com, Craig Dershowitz of New York, reportedly, spent over $60,000 in legal fees attempting to gain custody of the dog he shared with his … Continue reading Free Knux! — but not in Pennsylvania. Can you file for custody of a pet?