Financial Adviser Books of Business, Up-Front Loans Can Be a Challenge in a Divorce

Financial Adviser Books of Business, Up-Front Loans Can Be a Challenge in a Divorce

By: John A. Zurzola After bounding the initial hurdles to getting parties divorced in a contested matter like, sorting out the date of separation, meeting the statutory waiting periods, and getting the case to the point where a hearing officer can make decisions about the apportionment of assets and debts, most cases are straightforward. Read more here.  *Please note, a law.com account is required to access this...

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Let’s Talk New Child Support Guidelines for 2022

Let’s Talk New Child Support Guidelines for 2022

Pennsylvania has issued new Child Support Guidelines that went into effect on January 6, 2022. In this episode, Family Law Partner, Carolyn Mirabile, discusses what you need to know about the updated Guidelines, including new increases, and how your child support case may be impacted by the new law. Click here to...

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Comfort Dogs Allowed in Pennsylvania Courts

By:  Lawrence J. Persick, Esquire A recent decision of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court allows comfort dogs in the courtroom. The case is Commonwealth v. Purnell, 2021 Pa. Lexis 3610 (Pa. Supreme, Sept. 22, 2021). The case comes from Chester County and involves a 2016 murder. A 13-year-old autistic girl witnessed the shooting and told police that the shooter pointed a gun at her as he fled the scene. Two years later, when she was with another...

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To Vax or Not to Vax

To Vax or Not to Vax

By:  Lawrence J. Persick, Esquire Pfizer is saying its COVID-19 vaccine works in kids ages 5-11.  You’re divorced and have two children in that age group; both live primarily with you, but they spend a few nights of the week with their other parent. Like most people, your relationship with your ex has its ups and downs. Things have been going well recently and the children are in good spirits, so you’re reluctant to upset all of that. You...

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Buzz Kill – Pot is Legal In New Jersey, But You Can Still Lose Your Kids

Buzz Kill – Pot is Legal In New Jersey, But You Can Still Lose Your Kids

By: John Zurzola After a 2020 statewide referendum and subsequent changes in the law, New Jersey has decriminalized “regulated marijuana” that is prescribed for medical uses and the use and possession of up to 6 ounces of non-medical marijuana and 17 grams of hashish for people over 21 years of age. In an age where the medical usage of marijuana has been, by and large, accepted as legitimate by most adults, New Jersey continues to be steps...

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