Fathers have come along way in the world of child custody. When this writer started practicing family law in 1982, dads were second class citizens. Inferior parents at bestContinue Reading A Dad’s Worst Custody Argument Strikes Again
It’s almost too simple. Every year at Christmas or Hannukah or Kwanzaa the family gathers around the tree or the seven or nine candles and celebrates the season of…Continue Reading Federal Gift Tax Returns: Are You Signing Away the Store?
“Standing” is what lawyers define as “the right to be involved in the litigation” and this has been a hot topic in recent years as many grandparents find themselves immersed…Continue Reading Supremes Rule that an Order Conferring “Standing” to Grandparents is Not Subject to Immediate Appeal.
The front page of yesterday’s Wall Street Journal (10/17) confirms what we have been “feeling” throughout 2023. The home buying frenzy that overheated markets in 1987 and 2007 has reached…Continue Reading The Data Show that the Real Estate Market has “Tipped”
It’s a phrase this writer didn’t know about. But there it was in a Forbes Magazine article on October 14. In short, a “doom loop” is when a house of…Continue Reading Parents of Millennials & GenXers Need to Be Prepared for the “Doom Loop”
When I first read the precedential ruling of the Pennsylvania Superior Court in Shell v. Shell, I really didn’t find it noteworthy enough to write about. This is a…Continue Reading Divorce Ambivalence Can Come at a Hefty Price
The October 6 decision in RSK v. DLK is non-precedential but still important because of the subject. The parties are parents of four children and have been divorced for…Continue Reading An Appellate Decision on Transgender Care Comes Without Getting to the Substance
National Public Radio recently dropped a podcast on 1A about the custody trend of recent years known as “nesting” or “birdnesting.” It picked up some momentum through the pandemic. The…Continue Reading Does Custodial “Nesting” Really Work?
Most of us wander through life unconcerned about the vagaries of house finance laws until we decide we want a house. Candidly, because of how house purchases come about, most…Continue Reading A “Note” About Your Mortgage. There is a Difference.
Unlike most other cases, divorce and child custody cases often start somewhat explosively. This seems to apply to the recent filings involving Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner. Cases involving people…Continue Reading The “Realities” of Interstate and International Custody Disputes