The ruling in C.T. v. A.W.T. is non-precedential but instructive nonetheless.  It’s a relocation decision out of Philadelphia County involving a six-year-old child.  The single sex relationship resulting in the birth of S.T. ended in 2014.  In 2018, the parties reached an agreement giving A.W.T. primary physical and C.T. alternate weekends from Friday to Sunday

Sunday night not only brought us the news of 1,000 deaths in New York but US officials discussing potential death numbers as high as the number killed in the US civil war.  My partner Rhonda Ores from New York posted a brief essay by the trial judge responsible for coordinating custody matters in a state

If you are watching the news today, (3/24/20) you have some impression of what New Orleans must have been like in the hours before Hurricane Katrina hit.  The Coronavirus storm is hitting New York City and the lower counties with a fury.  The numbers are rising fast throughout our region as well, although New York

I’m not going to refer to “it”.  I have read a hundred emails in the past few days referring to “it.”  “It” is frightening for all of us. “It” is affecting every aspect of our life. It is coming across my desk as fear for future financial security. It is also causing people to fight

Last week when I began to consider  the impact the coronavirus would have on custody schedules, I was focused on people having different perspectives of how to address the outbreak relative to their children’s day-to-day lives. I imagined there would be some people who wanted to be conservative and hold the children out of school,

This is an action brought by grandparents against Westmoreland County concerning their grandchild.  The County had initiated dependency proceedings involving the grandchild based upon allegations that the biological parents were drug dependent.  The County had initially placed the child with the grandparents who were then hosting not only the grandchild but the natural parents.  When

That comment was once delivered to me across a crowed lobby during a negotiation for the upcoming holiday.  My client had proposed that the other parent have custody Thanksgiving morning until the afternoon. It was an attempt at compromise over a last minute demand by the other side to allow one of the parties two

In the divorce business, there are few alleys as dark as of the college financial aid.  We are commonly asked how separation and divorce may affect eligibility for student aid and loans.  The October 21, 2019 Wall Street Journal sheds some light on this murky subject and is worth a full read.  But, the main

The photo of 25-year-old Albert Almora a few days ago tells the story best. The 25-year-old Chicago Cubs outfielder has his head in his hands as he copes with the fact that his line drive foul ball struck and fractured the skull of a two-year-old in Houston. It could scarcely be more personal for Almora,