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Five top questions about custody

The divorce process can be very challenging emotionally, financially and socially. If you and your spouse are parents, worry about the children’s well being is added on to the feelings you are experiencing. There are often misconceptions about divorce, mainly the matter of custody. Here are answers to the top questions divorcing parents have about child custody.

What is the difference between physical and legal custody?

The basics of gun control in Pennsylvania

Across the United States right now, gun rights and legislation is a hot topic. Recent shootings in schools, churches and other public places have ignited this age-old discussion. Should gun control increase or relax?

No matter which side of the debate you fall on, it is important to know what Pennsylvania state law currently regulates guns. Like every other state, Pennsylvania can add its own policies to the federal gun laws already in place.

What can a criminal defense lawyer do for you?

If you have been arrested, charged with a crime or are under criminal investigation, you may be thinking of hiring a lawyer to defend you. Don't know where to start? Having an understanding of what they do can take the fear out of picking up the phone or walking into a law firm for the first time.

The job of a criminal defense attorney is to be your advocate, which includes appearing with you in court. All defense lawyers are is responsible for:

Don't trigger gun law problems in Pennsylvania

Gun control is right up there with immigration and marijuana as one of the most highly controversial topics in Pennsylvania and throughout the nation. You may be among those who staunchly defend the right to bear arms and perhaps have one or more firearms in your home. Whether you own guns for hunting purposes or enjoy target shooting as a hobby, or you are in the process of obtaining a concealed carry license, the more you know ahead of time about Pennsylvania gun laws, the better.

This state has some of the strictest firearms regulations in the country. Some of those laws can be confusing and it's best to seek understanding if you're unsure about a particular regulation rather than risk facing weapons charges in court.

Pennsylvania investigating opioid crisis

According to the Palm Beach Institute, nearly five million Americans are addicted to prescription painkillers. Name-brand drugs like OxyContin might work well to solve personal aches and pains, but they are creating new problems related to addiction, drug possession and white collar crime. What is being done to confront this recent epidemic?

In June, Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro joined officials from three other states in investigating how opioids are manufactured and marketed in the United States. President Donald Trump has also assigned his own panel to look into the issue. What does this mean for the future of opioids in the United States?

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