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GETTING TO “YES”: WHAT STOPS US FROM MEDIATING?

“Tell me a little about You.” I’ve been doing “this” for thirty-four years. When people call me to ask me to help them, invariably they want to know what I’m all about. They may have been referred by a trusted

Child Relocation in Pennsylvania

Child Relocation in Pennsylvania Child Relocation in Pennsylvania is subject to a formal legal procedure that was established in October of 2012. “Relocation,” under the Custody Statute in Pennsylvania, occurs when a parent, whether or not there is a Custody

CUSTODY TERMINOLOGY AND HOW IT ALL FITS TOGETHER

The confusion surrounding child custody and just “how it works” is a major concern and worry for parents who are contemplating separation or who need to get clarity about the issue. In deciding what direction you are about to travel,

Moving Forward: Not Quite There Yet

People oftentimes have issues in their relationships and need answers to pressing legal questions. They need information to assist them in making decisions about their future, but aren’t quite at a decision point. Simply put, getting to decision point requires

CHILD AND SPOUSAL SUPPORT IN A W­2 WORLD

In calculating a child and spousal support obligation in Pennsylvania, if the joint net monthly incomes of the parties amounts to $30,000.00 or less, a support formula is used. This formula is called “Guidelines”. The formula is based upon the

Children and Custody Litigation

Many parties to a child custody dispute ask me whether their children will have to testify and  what weight will the Court give to the child’s opinion and thoughts. Parents are understandably concerned whether a child will be asked to

Now That You’ve Decided To Mediate, What Next?

You are at a crossroads….you or your patient/client have decided that it makes sense to mediate your Family Law matter rather than litigate it. However, the question then becomes: How do I select the mediator. After all, selecting your Mediator

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