Hangley Aronchick Segal Pudlin & Schiller Family Law Blog

TALENT

The members of the practice are leaders in state and national bar associations and community organizations. They frequently lecture throughout the state and the nation in areas related to family law.

WHO WE ARE

Chair Cheryl Young is a former President of the Montgomery County Bar Association and is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Board of Governors. Shareholder Helen Casale is a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and is known as an expert on issues that same sex couples face. Shareholder Jerry Shoemaker has recently been named one of the Greater Philadelphia Region’s Ten Leaders in Divorce Law, 45 & Under, by the Ten Leaders Cooperative and is a frequent lecturer on family law topics. Our associates are also extremely experienced and have been recognized as Rising Stars, published on numerous occasions, and lectured in various capacities.

FLEXIBILITY

Our practice group handles all phases of divorce law and our attorneys counsel clients on the most efficient and innovative ways to resolve their disputes.

LOCATION

Our practice reaches out across Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Our office is located in Montgomery County where we practice regularly.

We also have extensive experience in counties throughout the region including, but not limited to, Berks, Bucks, Chester, Dauphin, Delaware, Lancaster, Lehigh, Northampton, and Philadelphia Counties in Pennsylvania and Camden, Burlington, Gloucester, Mercer, Somerset, Cape May, Ocean, Salem, and Atlantic Counties in New Jersey.

EXPERIENCE

Our focus is to serve our clients’ needs during a trying time in their lives by providing sound legal advice in the most efficient and expeditious way possible. From routine matters to complex litigation, we have a tremendous amount of experience in domestic relations at the trial and appellate court levels. We approach cases, when possible, in a collaborative manner, but are also adept litigators when necessary. In addition, we frequently use alternative dispute resolution methods to resolve matters in the most cost-effective manner.

AND MORE

We understand the sensitive, confidential, and delicate nature of family law disputes. For that reason, one of our deepest concerns is to assure our clients that we respect those interests. Our lawyers and staff are dedicated to protecting the confidentiality of our clients.

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Latest Posts

The concept of “family” is ever changing and developing. As family structures broaden, the people who care for and raise children extend more and more beyond just biological parents. Grandparents, same-sex parents, step-parents, and many others are developing strong parental bonds with children and fighting to maintain those bonds through the courts.  The first step for… Read More

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In June of 2017 I wrote a blog entitled Custody Query: Who Gets to Decide if a Child Can Be Vaccinated? which topic is certainly timely again in the age of Covid-19.  With the world-wide coronavirus taking hold on the world and the full on court press taking place to vaccinate as many people as… Read More

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Can the Door to Divorce Litigation Be Reopened After A Decree Has Been Issued?

The Finality of a Divorce Decree: The Limited Grounds for Challenging Decrees and Imposing Constructive Trusts One of the most difficult legal challenges in the realm of family law is reopening a divorce decree. Generally, the law favors the finality of judgments; however, the Divorce Code outlines certain extraordinary circumstances upon which a decree may… Read More

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Recently, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled that in a high income child support case, a court should consider the reasonable needs (expenses/lifestyle) of the children in making a child support award.

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In Loco Parentis: In Pennsylvania, a Non-Biological Parent Should Have Standing to Seek Custody of a Child Born During a Same-Sex Relationship

Adam Schupack and Helen Casale write an amicus brief for the PA Supreme Court on a non-biological’s mother right to in loco parentis standing.

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The Eagles Finally Won the Super Bowl, But Should Your Child Play Football and What If Parents Don’t See Eye to Eye on the Issue?

I was recently reading The New York Times and came across an article, “Football’s Brain Injury Crisis Lands in Family Court,” that got me thinking about the issue of joint legal custody, children’s activities, and what happens when parents don’t agree. In Pennsylvania, both parents generally share legal custody of their children. “Legal custody” is… Read More

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