Going to the Chapel and I’m Gonna Get Married…. Premarital Agreement Tips

            So you have picked out the wedding rings, booked the band and confirmed your honeymoon reservations with your travel agent, but have you signed your premarital agreement?  Here are some tips you should keep in mind to make sure that your premarital agreement is signed before you get married and hopefully with as little… Read More

Your Child is Graduating – How Will You Pay College Tuition Now That You Are Separated or Divorced

                        Spring has sprung and it brings high school graduates who will be heading off to college.  You can hear the pomp and circumstance music playing as you proudly watch your child march across the stage and receive their diploma.  But….you have a pit in your stomach when you think about how you are… Read More

Shared Legal Custody: Options for Parents Who Can’t Seem to Agree

            In Pennsylvania, both parents generally share legal custody of their children. “Legal custody” is defined as “[t]he right to make major decisions on behalf of the child, including, but not limited to, medical, religious and educational decisions.”  Typically, the decision as to whether a child will participate in an extracurricular activity (especially if that… Read More

Changes in Child and Spousal Support for 2022

Effective January 1, 2022, the Supreme Court adopted new and revised child and spousal support rules.  This is nothing surprising or unusual since the Guidelines are reviewed every 4 years.  Here is a summary of the changes which may impact your support matter:             1.         Under the old Guidelines, there was an artificial reduction in… Read More

How to Prepare for Your Initial Consultation with a Divorce Lawyer

You’ve made the decision to take the first step toward divorce, and you’ve scheduled an appointment to consult with a lawyer knowledgeable in family law.  This is a big step, rife with anxiety, sadness, apprehension, and, most likely, a hundred other emotions.  However, in the midst of the emotional turmoil, you also want to make… Read More

Custody Considerations – How to Survive the Holidays

            It is October 28 as I am writing this Blog and Halloween is a few days away, Thanksgiving will be shortly before or after this post is published with Hanukah and Christmas shortly thereafter.  The holidays can be a stressful time for parents and children in intact families, let alone for families whose parents… Read More

Surviving the Holidays: Practical Tips to Sharing Custody Over the Holidays

Each year, fall brings a new school year, cooler weather, and the beginning of the holiday season.  The holidays can be difficult even for intact families, but for parents who live in separate households, the holidays often come with added strife and tension, as parents try to navigate and schedule multiple events, celebrations and family… Read More