Family lawyers don’t run into the 5th Amendment often but when it happens time stands still. If we lived in a world where lawyers engaged in free discovery andContinue Reading Coping with the 5th Amendment Blues
General PA Family Law News & Updates
NY State Rifle Case “Recoils” to Re-Arm Domestic Abusers
In a decision published on February 2, 2023 the Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals has ruled that a federal law barring domestic abusers from possessing guns while protection from…Continue Reading NY State Rifle Case “Recoils” to Re-Arm Domestic Abusers
PET PEEVED: Dividing “Les Animaux” in Divorce
70% of U.S. households own a pet. Thirty-five years ago it was 56%. Today only 40% of households have minor kids and that number is slowly shrinking. So…Continue Reading PET PEEVED: Dividing “Les Animaux” in Divorce
Is Spousal Privilege Relevant in the 21st Century?
This writer, in his more grandiose moments, likes to think himself a legal historian. And in these “fantastic” moments he will (a) write in the third person and (b) indulge…Continue Reading Is Spousal Privilege Relevant in the 21st Century?
EQUITABLE DISTRIBUTION OF THE FATTENING CALF
In olden days, which is to say about 20 years ago, divorce clients would see their lawyers and discuss the family business as just that, the family business. It could…Continue Reading EQUITABLE DISTRIBUTION OF THE FATTENING CALF
Can Divorce & Retirement Be Compatible?
The demographics of family life have changed a lot in recent decades. Young people are marrying less and later in life when they do. The number of young people interested…Continue Reading Can Divorce & Retirement Be Compatible?
Paternity by Estoppel Takes on Genetic Testing and Testing Wins, for Now.
V.L.-P. v. S.R.D., a published decision by a three-judge panel on January 6 breaks ice that has been forming since genetic testing first became accepted in the mid-1980s. It…Continue Reading Paternity by Estoppel Takes on Genetic Testing and Testing Wins, for Now.
South Carolina Weighs In; Privacy Rights in the Wake of Dobbs
Yesterday, the Supreme Court of South Carolina offered its response to the decision last June by the U.S. Supreme Court in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health. Until last June, this…Continue Reading South Carolina Weighs In; Privacy Rights in the Wake of Dobbs
People in just about every form of business find a time of year when life becomes difficult. For accountants it’s tax season. Firefighters have August when forest fires rage. For…Continue Reading CHRISTMAS BRAWLS
Your Holiday Guide to Prenuptial Agreements
We just published something about this topic only to find an email inquiry from a client asking what are the basics to such agreements. Here’s a crib sheet which is…Continue Reading Your Holiday Guide to Prenuptial Agreements