My Custody Case: Can I Relocate?

relocation

Whether it is your job, a new relationship or for any other reason, relocation is a tricky issue. Pennsylvania has a stringent relocation statute, 23 Pa.C.S.A. § 5337, which creates a protocol to follow in order to accomplish a relocation. The first step is to determine whether the move constitutes a relocation. A relocation is … Read more

Considering Divorce? Consider (Virtual) Mediation

Mediation

Considering Divorce? Consider Mediation
I was trained in mediation years ago and have participated in more than 100 mediations. Mediation is one of the best tools to resolve a family law matter. I recently took a refresher course for mediators to further hone my skills and learn more techniques to help couples navigate their family law issues.

Bonuses, Divorce, and Support, Oh My!

bonus money

It’s almost bonus season so it is a good time to talk about how they may factor into your divorce. A former client, we will call her “Victoria,” earned about $200,000 the year before her separation. Her base salary was about $115,000 and $85,000 was a performance bonus. She received papers that her husband was … Read more

Five Reasons to be Thankful for Divorce

Gratitude Divorce

Divorce is distressing, so it may seem odd to think about being thankful.  However, representing parties in divorces for so many years, I have witnessed a tremendous amount of gratitude. Here are some reasons to be thankful: Your support system. I never cease to be amazed by the support systems many clients rely upon during … Read more

Divorce Courtroom Etiquette: Cyber Edition

Divorce Courtroom Etiquette

I wrote the article below in pre-Covid times.  Nowadays, most family law court proceedings take place virtually.  Judges have reported their pet peeves about litigants participating while online. All the tips below still apply but here are a few new ones:  Test your electronics and the program you will be using to make sure you … Read more

Timing is Everything-Know the Timeline for Your Support Case

Alimony child support

One of the most confusing aspects of divorce and separation is the timing of your support case. Whether it is for child support or interim support of a spouse, knowing the timing can save you from headaches and financial distress. Here is what you need to know if you are a support recipient: When you … Read more