People going through divorce experience a lot of emotional pain and it sometimes clouds their ability to address their need to emerge from the experience with a plan. Lawyers commonly hear from clients what they want from the marital estate and respond to those demands even when they make little…Continue Reading THE FORGOTTEN ASSET: Spousal Social Security Benefits
People often ask divorce lawyers how they do it. My stock answer is that it’s…Continue Reading FEAR, MONEY & MARKETS: As if Covid Isn’t Enough
Extreme times produce irrational responses. A day ago, an unhappy orthopedic patient in Oklahoma decided…Continue Reading RESPONDING TO THE DIVORCE WHERE ONE SPOUSE IS READY TO “BURN DOWN THE (FINANCIAL) HOUSE.”
In the past several months we have written a couple of times about the world…Continue Reading A MUST-READ ARTICLE FOR ARTIFICIALLY CONCEIVED KIDS & THEIR GENETIC PARENTS
Contrary to the prevailing belief in 1980 when Pennsylvania became a no-fault state, liberalization of the divorce laws did not prompt an avalanche of divorce. After many years focusing my…Continue Reading UNHAPPY AT HOME? Think About What You Own
Non modifiable child support provisions are infrequent but do come up occasionally when parties are negotiating Property Settlement Agreements. It typically arises when a dependent spouse asserts that a certain…Continue Reading Superior Court Affirms Concept of Child Support Agreement as Convertible to Alimony.
Those of us from large firms sometimes read opinions where solo practitioners take a shot at an issue and force us to take notice. The facts in this Bucks County…Continue Reading PA. Supreme Court Affirms that “Contractual Expectancies” Are Gifts & Non Marital Property
It is the epitome of the ugly custody case; the kind that judges will confide to lawyers makes them lose sleep at night. It is also the kind of case…Continue Reading IS A 17 YEAR OLD RAPE ALLEGATION RELEVANT IN A CUSTODY CASE INVOLVING A 16 YEAR OLD CHILD?
There is a magazine for everything including family law and today I watched a brief video published in late May by Family Lawyer Magazine. The guest interviewed was Jay…Continue Reading BUSINESS VALUATION IN UNCERTAIN TIMES
With few exceptions lawyers are not psychologists and have no business trying to play in that field. But experienced lawyers inevitably see their fair share of psychological wounds when interacting…Continue Reading Turning Off the Gaslight in Your Relationship
We write this one day after former Secretary of Education made a speech advocating abolition of the U.S. Department of Education; a department she headed for 47 months during the…Continue Reading THE HOMESCHOOL WARS: A Battlefield Report
In recent years there has been an evolving literature devoted to income and wealth disparities between the “top tier” of Americans and what is often termed “the rest of us.”…Continue Reading Are You Living in the “Shadow” of Wealth?
On Friday morning (6/24/22) the U.S. Supreme Court issued its ruling related to the legality of a Mississippi law seeking to regulate abortion in that state in a manner inconsistent…Continue Reading The Dobbs Case May Have Pennsylvania Implications, Too.
The Family Law Practice Group
Fox Rothschild has one of the largest family law practices in the state of Pennsylvania and assists clients statewide, with a particular focus on clients resident in Eastern Pennsylvania in the counties of Chester, Montgomery, Bucks, Delaware, Lancaster, Berks and Lehigh. Our attorneys are active in various state-based organizations, serving as at-large members and board members of the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Family Law Section and the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Family Law Section as well as handling pro bono family law cases through the Southeastern Pennsylvania Legal Aid society.