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Any time someone wants to change his or her name, and the change is not due to a marriage or divorce, that person must file a petition with the court to seek permission for the name change. Due to a risk of fraud and the fear that some individuals may try to change their names to avoid creditors or other liabilities, the courts have discretion on whether or not to grant the requested name change. The courts also have discretion to deny a requested name change if it would lead to difficulty with identification or if the change has an offensive connotation. For adults, the standard that the court follows is whether the name change comports “with good sense, common decency and fairness to all concerned and to the public.” Petition of Falcucci, 50 A.2d 200 (Pa. 1947).
Philadelphia-Area Family Lawyers to Attend the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Family Law Section Winter Meeting
Vetrano|Vetrano & Feinman LLC’s family lawyers show dedication to their clients through their pursuit of education, leadership and involvement with the Pennsylvania Bar Association Family Law Section.
King of Prussia, Pennsylvania – December, 2015 – Partners Kate Vetrano and Sarinia M. Feinman, along with two associate attorneys of Vetrano|Vetrano & Feinman LLC, will attend the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Family Law Section winter meeting, which will be held in Lancaster, PA in January 2016.
How Does the Court Decide a Custody Matter? Family Lawyers at Vetrano|Vetrano & Feinman LLC Explain
The family lawyers at Vetrano|Vetrano & Feinman LLC are experts at assisting families through the divorce process. Child custody can be an overwhelming issue for couples going through a divorce. Even before a complaint for custody is filed, there are a number of considerations that need to be taken into account. First, who can file for custody of a child? In addition to the child’s biological or adoptive parents, other individuals may have standing to sue for custody. Anyone who stands in loco parentis to the child, meaning that he or she has taken on the obligations of parenthood without formally adopting the child, has standing to pursue any form of custody. Grandparents may also have standing to pursue either primary physical custody or partial physical custody, depending on whether certain criteria are met.