Individual Rights In Pennsylvania

Each and every citizen has certain inalienable and fundamental rights. The Constitution of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania declares these rights and so states:

ll men are born equally free and independent, and have certain inherent and indefeasible rights, among which are those of enjoying and defending life and liberty, of acquiring, possessing and protecting property and reputation, and of pursuing their own happiness.”

The “pursuit of happiness” may be an arguably relative concept, but many people pursue happiness through the creation of family. Family is not an ambivalent concept.

Families today come in many different structures and forms. A family can be blended in various ways and often goes through several transformations.

In Pennsylvania and states nationwide, when it comes to families, what matters most is that each member of a family enjoys the support, love, nurturing and protection of all other members. Family members support each other. Families are the social glue that holds us all together, allowing us to function at our most productive levels.

At Tibbott & Richardson, our family law practice incorporates all forms of family. We represent and advocate for all family members needing legal services, including:

We are attorneys who believe in the basic rights of all families to support one another, and to love and protect their children. This is part of an individual’s fundamental right to pursue his or her own happiness.

Whether your family is undergoing a transition, a major transformation, or a seemingly intractable dispute, we are here to help. Contact us today to find out how we can assist you with your family issue.

You can also initiate a free and confidential inquiry by using the Contact us form below.

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