Recent Presentations by Skip Persick, Family Law Attorney at Weber Gallagher

All lawyers and judges in Pennsylvania are required to complete twelve (12) hours per year of continuing legal education.  These last few weeks I have been busy making presentations to various groups of lawyers to help them fulfill this obligation. On April 23, 2019, I made two ninety-minute presentations as part of the Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s Family Law Institute at PBI’s facility in the Wanamaker Building in Philadelphia.  The first...

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Jeff Bezos’ Divorce is Final

Jeff Bezos’ Divorce is Final by Donna Marcus, Family Law Attorney at Weber Gallagher                 On April 4, 2019, the most expensive divorce in history ended when Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos announced their divorce was final.  It brings their 25-year marriage to an official and legal end.  The couple decided to part ways and filed for divorce in January of this year.  Since that time, there has been much speculation and...

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New Rule allows Attorneys to be more persuasive and permits citing of Unpublished Appellate Decisions

There is a New Rule of Appellate Procedure going into effect on May 1, 2019, that permits attorneys to cite non-precedential Superior Court and Commonwealth Court decisions for their persuasive value. This Rule applies only to unpublished Superior Court decisions filed after May 1, 2019, and unreported Memorandum opinions of the Commonwealth Court filed after January 15, 2018. This new Appellate Rule is an invaluable tool for family law...

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New Rule effective April 10, 2019 changes the Notice and Order regarding Protection Orders in Pennsylvania

New Rule effective April 10, 2019 changes the Notice and Order regarding Protection Orders in Pennsylvania. The new Order states a Protection Order entered by the Court may be considered in subsequent proceedings under the Child Protective Services Law. The new Order also addresses Contempt sanctions of fines of to $1,000 and/or six months in jail, and the right to call witnesses on the defendant’s behalf, including subpoenaing witnesses to...

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Child Custody Vacation Planning

Child Custody Vacation Planning by John Zurzola, Partner at Weber Gallagher’s Family Law Group The holidays have come and gone and, believe it or not, Spring Break and Summer Vacation are right around the corner.  In families with separated or divorced parents that can’t get along, or even in blended families where the level of contention is manageable, vacation planning is an absolute necessity. Families that are operating (or should...

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Jeff Bezos and the Billion Dollar Divorce

Jeff Bezos and the Billion Dollar Divorce By Donna Marcus, Associate in the Weber Gallagher Family Law Group   Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon, and his wife, MacKkenzie have decided to divorce after 25 years of marriage.  Bezos founded Amazon about a year after the couple wed.  MacKenzie is successful in her own right as a novelist.  Her financial success pales in comparison to that of her husband, though, who is reportedly worth $137 billion. ...

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