It’s only Wednesday but the Superior Court has already had a tough week in terms of parental insanity. On Tuesday we had T.P v. G.P., a protection from abuseContinue Reading Is Your Kid’s Cellphone A Cause For Good or A Provocation?
There are times today when you read about new conventions of behavior and pause to wonder: really? When today’s newsfeed started with a USA Today article about marriage that incorporates…Continue Reading Pushing the “Age of Me” Envelope. Does Any Marriage Survive “Modern Monogamy?”
Until the Covid pandemic throttled the judicial system the Pennsylvania Superior Court could bank on disposing of 7,500-8,000 filings a year. The vast majority of these are appeals from trial…Continue Reading Custody Contempts: Where Rights Have Few Remedies
When this writer began his career in 1980, wages were pretty much the only form of employment compensation and life was easy. For regular wage earners, there was a bonus…Continue Reading DEFERRED COMP: THE ICEBERG OF MODERN INCOME
As if life is not confusing enough, we saw a precedential Superior Court custody case published on September 6, 2023 which speaks to the brave, new world of parenting.
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When they aren’t killing each other in courtrooms, people who practice family law can be an affable and interesting crowd. Lawyers in this business clash all the time so it…Continue Reading The Chair that George Washington Sat On. How Personal Property Gums Up Your Divorce.
Beginning in 2020 a new topic entered the estate planning world based on studies done at Cornell University. Cornell started what they call a “Family Reconciliation Project” and in 2021…Continue Reading Terms of Estrangement: Should Your Estate Documents Be “Saying More.”
One of the benefits of “advice by blog” is that lawyers can be more objective in giving advice. There is not an anxious client sitting across the table asking if…Continue Reading Costner Wars Round 2 Yields Another Kevin Victory in the War Over How Much is “Enough.”
In America we like to identify who we are by what we do. Thus, in almost every encounter when we meet new people the question turns to: “What do you…Continue Reading “Family Affair” Takes a New Twist
Last week brought us a panel decision of the Superior Court in Humphrey v. Ross, not to be confused with the epic child support battle Humphreys v. DeRoss. The facts…Continue Reading Marijuana Use and Custody Litigation: The Straight Dope