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Zombie Mortgages: It’s the Time of the Season When Debt Gets High.

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As Spring came this year, the news was filled with reports that we would see an especially large crop of ciccadas this year as the 13 year brood is coming at the same time as their 17 year cousins. But it isn’t just insects...more

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Alimony & the Cohabitation Dilemma

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In 1980 Pennsylvania revised its 1929 Divorce Code and for the first time allowed post divorce alimony. It was a tough legislative battle with conservative forces professing concern that divorce would become ubiquitous. One...more

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Does Your State Have Laws about Paid Family Medical Leave?

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Paid family medical leave (PFML) is a hot button issue in workplaces for both employers and employees, and momentum for this benefit is growing. In 1993, Congress passed the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA),...more

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Understanding Illicit Sexual Relationships and the Legal Ramifications

Illicit sexual relationships can have a significant impact on a spouse’s rights and obligations in the context of separation and divorce, specifically regarding spousal support. How is Illicit Sexual Behavior Defined?...more

Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC

[Webinar] Managing Divorce: Safeguarding Your Business and Finances - May 29th, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET

Divorce is a deeply personal and emotional process that can have significant implications for your business and financial stability. When business ownership is involved, navigating divorce proceedings becomes increasingly...more

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Options in Embryo Disposition

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In turning to assisted reproductive technology to build their family, such as through in-vitro fertilization (IVF) or surrogacy, individuals are creating embryos, either with their own genetic material or with third party egg...more

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Top 5 Tips to Prepare for Your Initial Meeting with an Attorney About Your Divorce

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Before you meet with an attorney for the first time to discuss your divorce or the possibility of a divorce, you should prepare for the meeting in advance to maximize your time with the attorney. Here are five tips to help...more

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The N.Y.Times Offers a History Lesson in Retirement Anxiety

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The beauty of studying history is that it some times sews together a credible narrative. We have written a fair amount about America’s anxiety, both financial and political. But today’s podcast, an interview with Michael...more

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Estate Planning for Young Adults: Essential Documents as Your Child Heads to College

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As your child approaches their milestone 18th birthday, it's crucial to understand the changes and responsibilities that accompany reaching the age of majority in the eyes of the law. This moment marks their transition into...more

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Parenting Rights: All or Nothing

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Iowa law clearly states that “parents with joint legal custody” means both parents jointly have legal custodial rights and responsibilities toward their child and neither parent has legal custodial rights superior to those of...more

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP

Parenting Coordinator: A Guide for Pennsylvania Parents

Individuals who are engaged in protracted custody litigation in Pennsylvania may come across the concept of a parenting coordinator during the duration of their custody matter. The below covers the basics of a parenting...more

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Seven Myths about Getting Divorced in Arizona

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We often see family law clients who have misconceptions about divorces. These misconceptions impact their decision-making. We are going to debunk common myths about divorce in Arizona to provide clarity and empower...more

Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti,...

Transformative Pro Bono Experiences in The Philadelphia Lawyer

Pro bono representations have been critical to my development, both personally and professionally. I left my role as a prosecutor 15 years ago to pursue a career in private practice. From the day I left the Montgomery County...more

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Some Resources & Updates Relating to Genetic Testing for Paternity

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We have written a couple of times about the 23&Me phenomenon and the chance that those who enter this unknown world come back not just surprised but possibly creeped out by their quest for ancestral knowledge. USA Today...more

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Employment Law Update: New York is the First State to Mandate That Employers Pay for Prenatal Care Leave

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New York is the first state in the United States to require employers to pay for prenatal personal care for their employees. On April 20, 2024, New York Governor Kathy Hochul signed into law a budget bill that amends New...more

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When is Enough, Enough?

As I have said in this space before, I try to keep up with recent appellate decisions in the family law area, and some of the most interesting decisions from the Superior Court of Pennsylvania are those that are referred to...more

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Alabama Supreme Court's Ruling Regarding In Vitro Fertilization and Its Impact on Fertilization Treatment Services Locally and...

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On 16 February 2024, the Supreme Court of Alabama published its opinion, “Supreme Court of Alabama, SC-2022-0515,” regarding whether embryos located outside the biological uterus are considered unborn children pursuant to...more

Vaysman Legal

From Medical to Legal Clearance: Steps to Complete your Surrogacy Contract

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When pursuing surrogacy, whether with an agency or independently, there is a clearance process that the fertility clinic requires before proceeding with an embryo transfer with the surrogate.  The medical, psychological, and...more

Kohrman Jackson & Krantz LLP

What Is Discovery and Why Is It Important for Your Divorce Case?

In litigation, discovery is a crucial part of every case presented to the courts. In civil proceedings, documentation is necessary to support claims. In a divorce, a party may present documentation of income, financial...more

Goulston & Storrs PC

Surrogate’s Court Orders DNA Testing to Verify Claim to Be Decedent’s Biological Child

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Can a person claiming to be the decedent’s biological child out of wedlock obtain a court order directing DNA testing of the decedent’s acknowledged children, in order to verify her claim?  In Matter of Estate of McGuire, 203...more

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The Current Real Estate Market: And We Thought Divorce was Crazy.

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One of the things young lawyers are taught when they begin to practice is that law school offers no training in how to manage client expectations. When clients search for lawyers they typically do so expecting justice and to...more

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New York Is First State to Offer Employees Paid Prenatal Personal Leave

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On April 19, 2024, Governor Hochul signed an amendment to New York Labor Law § 196-b (the statewide paid sick and safe leave law), making New York State the first state to require private employers to offer their employees a...more

Lasher Holzapfel Sperry & Ebberson PLLC

How to Prepare for Your Divorce Consult

So, you have decided to pursue a divorce and you’ve chosen an attorney who you want to meet with. What do you do next? Your first consultation with a divorce attorney usually involves an explanation of your legal options, an...more

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Perils of the 401K to IRA Rollover; Spouses Beware

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Earlier today I happened upon a really important article accenting the dangers of what often starts as an entirely innocent transaction. A site called the Street.com publishes a variety of articles about retirement and...more

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In Innocent Spouse Tax Cases, How You Tell Your Story Matters

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Married people who file their taxes jointly typically choose this option because of its tax advantages. But when a spouse commits a misdeed, you’re still jointly and severally responsible for the payment of taxes. ...more

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