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Cara Boyanowski Featured in Central Penn Parent

Cara Boyanowski discusses "What is Physical Custody?" in Central Penn Parent. Click here to view the full article.

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Child Custody Order Inconsistent With Factors Analysis Reversed

The recent case of W.C.F. v. M.G., 115 A.3d 323 (Pa. Super. 2015), addresses numerous issues often faced by family law practitioners. The relevant factors of the case are as follows: W.C.F. (the father) and M.G. (the mother) were previously married and had one child. The parents of the mother (who is a native of Malaysia) resided with the parties i...

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Finding the Right Lawyer: What You Need to Look For

When people find themselves in need of legal assistance, they often look to the Internet, a phone book or friends and family for recommendations. Selecting the best lawyer to handle your particular situation is often more difficult than most people realize. Despite the difficulty, choosing the proper attorney is crucial and worth taking the time necessary to do it right.

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Divorcing During Your Senior Years

Although the law governs the divorce process in general, no two divorces will be the same. This is because all divorces come with their own unique set of factors that are specific to the couple seeking the divorce. For example, one factor that can separate one divorce from another is the age of the parting spouses. When divorcing spouses are over 50 years of age, special considerations will be required under Pennsylvania law.

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Family Law Attorneys featured in June 2015 edition of Suburban Life, "Anything But Typical"

Family Law Attorneys Stephanie Winegrad, Maris Weiner & Samantha Evian are featured on Suburban Life Magazine's Lower Main Line cover and article "Anything But Typical."  CLICK HERE to read the article.

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Jurisdiction, Counsel Fees in Child Custody Revisited by Court

In November 2014, the Pennsylvania Superior Court case of T.A.M. v. S.L.M., 104 A.3d 30 (Pa. Super. 2014), addressed modification of a child custody order under the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA) where the parties and the child no longer reside in the state that issued the custody order. In September 2014, for the f...

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Do Grandparents Have Visitation Rights in New Jersey?

When parents choose to separate, it is often a difficult decision that greatly affects not only the adults but also the children involved. All of the changes that will need to be made may prove to be traumatic, particularly for younger children. Still, it is important for parents to be mindful of their children’s feelings and concerns -- all while trying to maintain as much normalcy as possible.

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Closed vs. Open Adoptions in New Jersey: Which is Best for You?

Choosing to adopt a child is a major decision that can be both beneficial and extremely rewarding for all involved. In New Jersey, adoptions are governed by statute (N.J.S.A. 9:3-38 et seq.). As individuals and couples begin to research their adoption options under the law, they may come across the concept of “open” and “closed” adoptions. 

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Custody and Visitation in Pennsylvania Non-Divorce Cases

Typically, issues involving child visitation and custody arise during a couple’s divorce proceedings.  However, parents are not always married when such issues arise, nor are they the only ones who may be involved in custody and visitation issues. Your Conshohocken family lawyers will tell you that besides unmarried parents, other individuals may seek visitation and/or custody of a child, in certain circumstances.

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Child Custody Orders Must Be Separate Written Orders

In January 2011, when Pennsylvania's child custody laws were rewritten, the provision in the new Child Custody Act requiring the trial courts to state the reasons for their decisions either on the record in open court, in a written opinion, or in the order was welcomed with open arms as it was believed that it would provide more transparency for th...

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