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 with the precedent of the 1973 decision in Rowe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113. The majority opinion can be linked…Continue Reading The Dobbs Case May Have Pennsylvania Implications, Too.
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
It’s not actually Aunt Fannie but her Chief Economist Doug Duncan who has concluded today…Continue Reading Don’t Forget, it’s the Economy Stupid! Aunt Fannie Mae Says the Housing Boom Seems Over
In the past several months we have written a couple of times about the world of anonymous parentage and the conflict it has unintentionally ignited. In October we published “23…Continue Reading A MUST-READ ARTICLE FOR ARTIFICIALLY CONCEIVED KIDS & THEIR GENETIC PARENTS
It’s not actually Aunt Fannie but her Chief Economist Doug Duncan who has concluded today that the party ended in March as interest rates spiked 200 basis points since January…Continue Reading Don’t Forget, it’s the Economy Stupid! Aunt Fannie Mae Says the Housing Boom Seems Over
This morning (5/17) presented an article by Michael Waters in the on-line edition of The Atlantic noting that only about half of Americans die with a will (i.e., testamentary instrument)…Continue Reading DIVORCE: THE NEW ESTATE PLANNING TOOL?
This is an odd topic for a family law blog until I started to think about. Today’s on line Marketwatch website featured an article by Chris Farrell about whether retirees…Continue Reading SHOULD YOU CONVERT YOUR IRA/401K TO AN ANNUITY?
For quite some time now lawyers interviewing clients about a desire to move out of state with their children have had to present some grim news. The weight of authority…Continue Reading CUSTODY & RELOCATION: A Non Precedential Crack in the Door
Sometimes it can be difficult to persuade clients that the remedies arising from the Protection from Abuse statute can be criminal and quite serious. The ruling on Tuesday in Segreaves…Continue Reading RECIDIVIST CONTEMPT YIELDS 10.5 YEAR SENTENCE IN NORTHAMPTON COUNTY ABUSE CASE.
In a non-precedential case decided on April 29, 2022 a panel of the Superior Court tackled a common and nettlesome question. We live in an age when petitions filed under…Continue Reading A RIGHT RESULT BUT FOR THE WRONG REASONS In Abuse Cases Can the Facts Go Far Beyond the Pleading?
IS CONTINGENT DEBT SUBJECT TO DISTRIBUTION? A Student Loan Guaranty Needs to be Addressed in Divorce
A panel decision issued April 27, 2022 takes on an issue heretofore undecided in Pennsylvania but an issue of enormous consequence to many marital estates; the matter of student debt.…Continue Reading IS CONTINGENT DEBT SUBJECT TO DISTRIBUTION? A Student Loan Guaranty Needs to be Addressed in Divorce
Lest we be perceived to be obsessed with how interest rates are affecting the market, here comes another post discussing interest rates; albeit in a different context.
Although they are…Continue Reading INTEREST RATE RISE MAY PROMPT A NEW APPROACH TO DEFINED BENEFIT PENSIONS
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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.