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Second Tuesday Divorce Workshop (June 12th)

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 ...

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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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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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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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The Revised U.S. Tax Code’s Impact On Alimony

By now most people are aware of the impending changes to the U.S. tax code brought about by the GOP tax bill, dubbed the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,” which Congress voted to pass on December 20, 2017. These substantial changes, which are widely regarded as the most significant overhaul of the tax code in last 30 years, have driven matrimonial att...

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Same-Sex Partner Not Found a Parent and Not Found In Loco Parentis

With the evolution of same-sex marriage, the concerning issues that existed between same-sex couples in custody matters appeared to dissipate. However, in the recent case of C.G. v. J.H., the issue of standing in a child custody matter between same-sex partners has resurfaced and the result thereof has caused some concern. The recent case of C.G....

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Medicaid Expansion May Reduce Medical Divorce Rates

Medical divorce is a term coined some years ago to describe a divorce obtained for medical reasons. More specifically, according to an article by George Diepenbrock, researchers defined “medical divorce” as “an instance where one partner becomes diagnosed with a degenerative disease, such as early onset dementia. The couple could drain ...

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Fletcher Cox Case Brings Attention to the Claim of Alienation of Affection

A lawsuit in North Carolina related to the end of a marriage has garnered a great deal of media coverage lately.  The Charlotte Observer reported that Philadelphia Eagles defensive lineman, Fletcher Cox, is being sued by a Huntersville, North Carolina man.  The suit alleges Fletcher Cox seduced the man’s wife and ruined their marriage. Conti...

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