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Custody Relocation

When you want to move, a formal notice to your ex can save you a lot of grief in the future. Under Pennsylvania’s Child Custody Act, relocation is defined as “a change in residence of the child which significantly impairs the ability of a non-relocating party to exercise custodial rights.” The Act requires the parent who intends to relocate to provide formal notice to the other parent. Douglas P. Earl, Esquire has vast experience in relocation cases. ...

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Kim Kardashian- working to become an attorney.

Kim Kardashian is working to become an attorney. She has to take 18 hours a week working as an apprentice to a law firm or legal organization. She made the decision to begin a four-year law apprenticeship, with the goal of taking the California bar examination in 2022. Ms. Kardashian played a role in the release last summer of Alice Marie Johnson, a 63-year-old woman who’d been in an Alabama prison on a nonviolent drug charge since 1996, and whose case Kim had learned about through social media. After President Trump met with her, the CNN commentator and activist Van...

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Fighting Asset Forfeiture

Douglas Earl wins the return of $30,000. $30,000 belonging to Woman was seized by the Pennsylvania State Police near Penn State returned to her. Mr. Earl went to Centre County in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, fought in court and after a difficult fight the money was ordered to be returned to her. Case is Commonwealth of Pennsylvania vs. In RE: $29,600.00 U.S Currency and Six (6) Mastercard Debit Cards, No. CP-14-MD-1896-2015. ...

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Sources: Philadelphia judge to plead guilty to federal corruption charges

CRAIG R. MCCOY, JEREMY ROEBUCK, AND MARK FAZLOLLAH, INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS LAST UPDATED: Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 1:08 AM POSTED: Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 11:22 PM         Philadelphia Municipal Court Judge Joseph C. Waters Jr., who has been under federal investigation for more than a year, has agreed to plead guilty to charges that he accepted illegal cash payments and fixed cases, people familiar with the plea negotiations said. Waters abruptly resigned Tuesday, and is expected to plead guilty to wire fraud and mail fraud in a scheme in which he allegedly contacted two other judges to influence a pending lawsuit and a gun-possession case. Unbeknownst to him, the...

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Man Denies Police Claim That He Confessed To Killing Girlfriend’s Mother, Attorney Says

Man Denies Police Claim That He Confessed To Killing Girlfriend's Mother, Attorney Says Posted: 09/24/2014 11:16 am EDT Updated: 3 hours ago A U.S. attorney for a Chicago man accused of killing his girlfriend's mother on the Indonesian resort island of Bali said Wednesday that his client is denying a police claim that he confessed. The police chief in Bali's capital, Denpasar, said last week that Tommy Schaefer, 21, confessed to the killing during a police interrogation. Chicago attorney Thomas Durkin said he spoke with Schaefer by phone and that his client told him he did not confess. Authorities in Indonesia have accused Schaefer of killing Sheila von...

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NFL player Adrian Peterson – Charges of Child-Abuse

It's Never OK Michele Reiner (Co-founder, Parents' Action for Children) and Rob Reiner (Film director and co-founder, Parents' Action for Children) Posted: 09/24/2014 9:34 am  Last week NFL player Adrian Peterson turned himself in on charges of child abuse after a session of disciplining his 4-year-old son left cuts, welts and bruises on the boy's body. The gruesome incident sparked a national debate about whether or not it's ever OK for a parent to hit a child. Research shows the answer is a resounding "No!" Most parents believe they are doing the right thing when they strike or spank their child, but experts say that hitting a child causes more long-term...

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Mother Shot In Head Saves Baby In Final Moments – The Huffington Post

The Huffington Post  | By Hilary Hanson Posted: 09/23/2014 10:19 am EDT Updated: 09/23/2014 4:59 pm EDT The family of a Georgia mother killed last week says she died saving her infant daughter from her drunk, violent boyfriend. Jessica Arrendale died after being shot in the head on September 14 at her home in Smyrna, according to the Associated Press. Police were called to the house in the early morning hours, but waited 14 hours to enter the house, worried that their presence would incite more violence, according to WSB. However, officials believe that both Arrendale, 37, and her boyfriend, 30-year-old Antoine Davis, were dead before police even arrived. Arrendale’s lifeless body...

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This Stepfamily Got Through Some 'Really Tough Stuff' But They're Still Standing The Huffington Post  | By Brittany Wong Email Posted: 09/19/2014 11:33 am EDT Updated: 09/19/2014 12:59 pm EDT Share Tweet Email Comment As part of our Blended Family Fridayseries, each week we spotlight a different stepfamily to learn how they successfully blended their two families. Our hope is that by telling their stories, we'll bring you closer to blended family bliss in your own life! Want to share your own story? Email us at divorce@huffingtonpost.com. You'd be hard-pressed to find a blended family that didn't seriously butt heads in those first few years of living under one roof. But rest assured -- it gets...

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Being Arrested in Philadelphia, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery Counties

You are arrested. What do you do? Each Police Department and Court is different.  If a person is arrested in Philadelphia the person is taken to be held at a cell in any one of the eight police stations that have closed circuit television or at the Police Administration Building.  In Philadelphia people arrested for DUI and woman who are arrested up at the Police Administration Building.  A Preliminary Arraignment at which bail is set is held anywhere from 10 to 24 hours after the arrest.   This is very important because bail will be set at this Preliminary Arraignment....

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Custody matters in Philadelphia, Chester County, Delaware County, Montgomery County and throughout Pennsylvania

  I represent parents in custody matters in Philadelphia, Chester County, Delaware County, Montgomery County. I have also appeared in other counties in Pennsylvania including Erie and Lycoming Counties.  You should beware that the first custody proceeding is rarely before a judge.  A Court Master (an attorney who works for the Family Court) holds a conference.  If either party desires a request for a hearing with a judge may scheduled following the initial conference.  Additionally, hearings before a judge may be requested on an expedited basis if one parent refuses to allow the other parent to see the child.  There are...

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