What Does Your Child Custody Order Say?

What Does Your Child Custody Order Say?

By: John Zurzola We have all suddenly been forced into the situation of social distancing, quarantine, sheltering in place or staying at home. While the situation has been evolving, we have adjusted to what this specifically means to each of our lives and households. The one constant is the terms of your child custody order have not changed. Our office has received calls from clients with custody orders, new clients who have been co-parenting...

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Unreimbursed Medical Expense Deadlines

Unreimbursed Medical Expense Deadlines

By: Carolyn Mirabile   As March comes to a close, parties must remember to submit their unreimbursed medical expenses in advance of the March 31 deadline. The Support Statute provides all copays, and out of pocket medical expenses shall be divided based on the proportionate share of income of the parties. The party asking for reimbursement must incur an expense, and the cost must be submitted with receipts to the payor spouse. The payor...

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Action Plan Check List

Action Plan Check List

By: Carolyn R. Mirabile During the COVID-19 pandemic, all parties must continue to follow all Court Ordered Custody Agreements. Even though a Shelter in Place has been ordered, family contact is still permitted as such, Custody Orders should be followed. Parents who have physical custody of a child(ren) should provide a mitigation action plan which provides the following inquires during your custodial time to the noncustodial parent: Do...

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Should that be renamed National Pre-Nuptial Agreement Day?

Should that be renamed National Pre-Nuptial Agreement Day?

  By: John Zurzola I have to admit, I had never heard of National Proposal Day until a divorce attorney colleague of mine sarcastically remarked upon this “special day” as being the first day in the married lives of some of our future clients. Like most jokes or quips in a professional context, this one wasn’t especially humorous but did have a certain ring of truth about it. Notwithstanding, my mind went to work, and I wanted to...

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Impact of the Coronavirus Crisis on Custody Matters

Impact of the Coronavirus Crisis on Custody Matters

By: Lawrence “Skip” Persick UPDATE as of Wednesday, March 25th. I have an addendum to my recent post on custody in the coronavirus situation. A question that has come up frequently in the last few days concerns custody exchanges in light of a Shelter in Place or Stay-at-Home order:  Am I free to leave my house to exchange custody? Although he might not have authority where you live, the Mayor of Philadelphia has said that a custody...

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