Let’s Talk What to Bring to Your First Family Law Appointment

Let’s Talk What to Bring to Your First Family Law Appointment

When you are going to meet with your family law attorney, what should you bring? Family law partner, Carolyn Mirabile discusses which documents can help your attorney gain a better picture of the marital estate for the divorce in this Let’s Talk Family Law podcast episode. These documents include tax returns, liabilities and bank account statements. Learn more about what you should bring to your first family law appointment by listening to...

Read More

Let’s Talk About How Much It Costs to Get Divorced

Let’s Talk About How Much It Costs to Get Divorced

When filing for divorce, everyone always asks how much does it cost to get divorced and what makes divorce so expensive? In this Let’s Talk Family Law episode, family law partner John Zurzola looks at the process, opportunities, and pitfalls that can make divorce expensive. He starts with how attorneys are paid and how you are charged for services. Click here to...

Read More

The Verdict is In: Does the Johnny Depp and Amber Heard Trial Mean Anything for my Divorce, Custody and Family Law Case?

The Verdict is In: Does the Johnny Depp and Amber Heard Trial Mean Anything for my Divorce, Custody and Family Law Case?

By John Zurzola By now you have seen the news that Johnny Depp won….. sort of. He prevailed on all of his counts, and Amber Heard was successful on one of hers. He gets $15 million, and she gets $2 million. Quantitatively, he wins, and whether he can collect the money from her remains to be seen. This was not a divorce, child custody or even a domestic violence case, but like many family law cases, it had elements and common facts related to...

Read More

Your Custody Order and Summer Vacations

Your Custody Order and Summer Vacations

By Carolyn Mirabile As the end of the school year arrives and you are ready to make summer plans, now is the time to review your Custody Order about summer vacation details. Most Custody Orders require parents to provide advance written notice regarding summer vacation plans. The notice usually requires the following. Dates of vacation Location, including addresses of hotels or rental homes Contact information All parties attending. If...

Read More

New Rule in Pennsylvania Effects Children’s Appearances in Custody Proceedings

New Rule in Pennsylvania Effects Children’s Appearances in Custody Proceedings

By: Lawrence J. “Skip” Persick Effective April 1, 2022, Pennsylvania revised an existing procedural rule of court in child custody cases. The rule covers appointment of an attorney for the child, the court’s interviewing of the child, and a child’s attendance at court proceedings. The purpose of the change is to make the rule more fair to self-represented individuals. For this post I will focus on the court’s interview of the...

Read More

“She Took My Dog”

“She Took My Dog”

By Lawrence J. “Skip” Persick I am not sure why, but I have noticed a recent uptick in questions dealing with what I will call “pet custody.”  Usually, I hear the caller or emailer out and then offer that it is almost always more cost effective — meaning cheaper — to get a new dog than it is to pay a lawyer to fight about the existing dog. Incidentally, I have never had a question about a pet other than a dog. When the...

Read More