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New PA Law Clarifies When Grandparents Can Seek Custody

The Pennsylvania legislature recently passed a bill that expands who can request custody of a child.  The law clarifies when grandparents can seek custody of their grandchild.  It also addresses who can request custody of a minor child when the parents of that child cannot be located.  Continue Reading

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Second Tuesday Divorce Workshop (May 8th)

Second Tuesday is a nationally renowned, award winning, interactive workshop that has helped thousands of women since 1989. We provide a safe place to speak with other women experiencing similar life changes. Legal IssuesPresented by Shari B. Veisblatt, Esq. The divorce process and legal fees Protecting yourself legally and financially C...

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Julie Colton Talks About Custody On Pittsburgh’s KDKA 1020 AM

Family Law Partner Julie Colton spoke with Nan Cohen about custody on the KDKA 1020 AM radio show "Dealing With Divorce."  Julie Colton is a frequent guest of the show. She is also currently an adjunct professor teaching family law at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, and is an Allegheny County Bar Foundation Fellow.  Click he...

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Court Examines the Impact of Retirement in Alimony Termination Case

Alimony is a post-divorce remedy that consists of a monthly payment from one spouse to the other that begins upon the entry of a divorce decree. If alimony is being paid pursuant to a provision in the parties’ property settlement agreement that is thereafter incorporated but not merged with the divorce decree divorcing the parties, the alimony pa...

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Common misconceptions in NJ family law

In a world of “fake news,” access to reliable information about the divorce process is more difficult to come by than one may realize. While many litigants are quick to consult the internet, family members and friends for guidance on their divorce, the reality is that not everything you read/hear about divorce is credible and, even if it is, no...

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Are High School Sports Dangerous Enough to Become a Custody Issue?

Recently the New York Times highlighted a Pennsylvania child custody case focusing on whether or not a child who has sustained multiple concussions should continue to play football.  The court has allowed the child to play high school football on an interim basis while the case moves forward.  The issue involves decisions regarding choice of ac...

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AAML Opposition to Repeal of the Alimony Tax Deduction

We blogged recently about the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act which, in part, eliminates the tax consequences of alimony. To briefly recap, alimony is tax-deductible to the payor and taxable as income to the recipient under the current tax laws. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, however, revises the tax code to completely eliminate a payor’s ability to ded...

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Take Three: In Loco Parentis Revisited for Third Time in a Year

In what is becoming one of the hottest topics in Pennsylvania Child Custody Law, in loco parentis took center stage before the Superior Court in the recent case of MJS v. BB v. BB, ___ A.3d ___, 2017 Pa. Super 327 (Oct. 17). This case is one of three cases to address in loco parentis status by a litigant in a child custody case recently. The r...

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Making the Most of the Alternate Dispute Resolution Process During a Divorce

More and more divorcing couples are electing to engage in mediation outside of the courthouse in an effort to amicably resolve issues of property division and alimony. This option is often appealing because it can be a faster, more cost effective path to resolving a case. In addition, an amicable resolution can benefit the entire family by avoidi...

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Reducing Stress During a Divorce

There is no doubt that divorce litigation can be a stressful process.  While there will be factors and forces outside of your control, there are things you can control and steps you can take to reduce your stress level.  Below are five examples of steps you can take to reduce the stress of litigation: Continue Reading

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