Posted: July 24, 2015
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.
Posted: July 15, 2015 by Michael E. Bertin
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...
Posted: June 30, 2015
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.
Posted: June 26, 2015
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.
Posted: May 22, 2015
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.
Posted: May 12, 2015 by Michael E. Bertin
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...
Posted: May 8, 2015
Divorce is often difficult to handle on many different levels. Still, it is important for the parties to allow cooler heads to prevail and make sensible decisions that are fair and beneficial. Most Conshohocken divorce attorneys know that many divorcing couples are so consumed by anger and resentment towards each other that they often make mistakes when considering the financial aspects of the divorce process.
Posted: April 24, 2015
When issues arise between parents, there may be times when tempers flare and things are said or done that probably should not be said or done. Unfortunately, during such disputes, one party might decide to retaliate against the other party by using the child as pawn. In fact, it is not uncommon during or after divorce actions (or even separations) for one parent to unlawfully remove or hide a child from the other parent.
Posted: April 10, 2015
Many people believe that when a man’s name is indicated on a child’s birth certificate, that name is enough to establish paternity. However, that is not necessarily the case, particularly since the mother can list anyone she wants as the father of the child. Many people also believe that only DNA testing will establish paternity. Again, that is not true, as there are numerous ways in which paternity can be established in New Jersey.