Art of the Deal- Your Divorce Mediation Questions Answered

Is mediation right for my divorce? When I practiced family law in Atlanta, Georgia, the court required parties to mediate issues before a judge would hear them. That is not the case here in Western Pennsylvania other than for custody issues in Allegheny County, which are handled without the lawyers present. That said, parties can always … Read more

Social Media and Divorce: Are You a Winner or Loser?

While Facebook, Instagram and other social media sites are a great way to connect, whether it is good for those in the process of “disconnecting” depends on how you play the social media game. How to be a social networking “loser” Think that anything you post is private—There is no privacy when it comes to … Read more

What Happens To My Retirement Savings After My Divorce?

Pamela worked hard to earn her retirement. In her opinion, much harder than her husband, John, who was more focused on spending rather than saving. Now that John has decided to end the marriage, Pamela dreads the idea of giving him a dime from her retirement. Let’s look at her options. Pennsylvania is an equitable … Read more

Parent Coordination is Back, But is it Right for Your Custody Case?

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On March 1, 2019, Parent Coordination returned to Pennsylvania. Conflict between divorcing parents over how to best raise their children does not necessarily end with a settlement of the custody case. Not only are high-conflict parenting relationships damaging to children, they require an excessive amount of court time and financial resources. Enter Parent Coordination. What … Read more