70% of U.S. households own a pet. That is almost double the ratio in Europe. In the U.S. pet ownership stood at 56% in 1988. Today only 40% of householdsContinue Reading PET PEEVED: Dividing “Les Animaux” in Divorce
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?
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
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?
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.
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
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
Early this morning the White House announced that $36 billion was being allocated from the American Rescue Plan (i.e., the 2021 Coronavirus relief package) to shore up the Teamster’s Central…Continue Reading The Pension Fund Crisis is Starting to Boil
A Divorce Lawyer’s Holiday Engagement “Wish List”
Next week will mark this writer’s 42 year of admission to the Pennsylvania Bar. For forty of those years, I practiced domestic relations…Continue Reading December is Engagement Month