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Alyssa Harland Knisely

Alyssa Knisely’s Legal Guides

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  • Divorced After Death?

    By Shaffer Engle Law Offices, LLC posted in Divorce on Saturday, September 14, 2013 The Divorce Code as amended in 2005 provides for equitable distribution after one party's death as long as grounds have been established. By Attorney Alyssa H. Knisely, Divorce Lawyer, Harrisburg...

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  • Alimony- Cohabitation as a Bar to Getting It in PA

    By Shaffer Engle Law Offices, LLC posted in Alimony on Wednesday, September 11, 2013 Alimony, or support from one spouse to another, may be barred by the requesting party's cohabitation with another. By Attorney Alyssa H. Knisely, Divorce Lawyer, Harrisburg, PA As I have point...

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  • Grandparent's Rights Through Adoption In Pennsylvania

    By Shaffer Engle Law Offices, LLC posted in Granparent's Custody Rights on Friday, July 19, 2013 A grandparent now includes those who become grandparents through adoption in addition to biological grandparents. By Attorney Alyssa H. Knisely, Grandparents' Rights Attorney,...

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  • What Does Child Support Cover in PA?

    By Shaffer Engle Law Offices, LLC posted in Support on Friday, June 21, 2013 Child support covers everything, except daycare costs, private tuition, summer camp, medical (health care) and mortgage payments. By Attorney Alyssa H. Knisely, Child Support Attorney, Harrisburg, PA I...

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  • Child Custody Standing for Third Parties vis-a-vis a Natural Parent

    By Shaffer Engle Law Offices, LLC posted in Third Party Custody on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 Every "third party" may potentially possess standing to bring a complaint and action for child custody . By Attorney Alyssa H. Knisely, Grandparents Rights Attorney, Harrisburg, PA I had ...

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  • Ability to Pay Must Be Determined by Court in Setting a Child Support Order in PA

    By Shaffer Engle Law Offices, LLC posted in Support on Friday, May 24, 2013 Calcuation of Net Income specifies that the court must consider a realistic ability to pay, not a theoretical one. By Attorney Alyssa H. Knisely, Child Support Attorney, Harrisburg, PA In determing the ...

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  • Review of Child Custody Decisions on Appeal in Pennsylvania

    By Shaffer Engle Law Offices, LLC posted in Custody on Sunday, February 17, 2013 There is a deferential standard of review for the trial court's findings of fact on appeal. This makes it difficult to win on appeal. By Attorney Alyssa H. Knisely, Child Custody Lawyer, Harris...

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  • Does a Parent's Mental Health or Drug/Alcohol Abuse Issues Play a Role in Determining Child Custody?

    By Shaffer Engle Law Offices, LLC posted in Custody on Monday, February 11, 2013 In extreme cases, such as with suicidal or homicidal ideations, mental health may obviously play an important role in determining child custody. However, the courts may order evaluations or asse...

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  • Assisted Reproduction Technology in Pennsylvania: Surrogates

    By Shaffer Engle Law Offices, LLC posted in Assisted Reproduction on Saturday, January 26, 2013 Legislation on surrogacy has been proposed in Pennsylvania, but to date without enactment By Attorney Alyssa H. Knisely, Family Lawyer, Harrisburg, PA The use of assisted rep...

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  • Who Has Standing to Participate in Children and Youth "Dependency Proceedings" in PA?

    By Shaffer Engle Law Offices, LLC posted in Granparent's Custody Rights on Sunday, January 20, 2013 In order to have a stake in the outcome of a dependency matter, one must be a 'party.' By Alyssa H. Knisely, Grandparent's Rights Attorney, Harrisburg, PA I have become i...

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