Common Law Marriage: Every time I think it’s gone, it keeps coming back!

Common Law Marriage: Every time I think it’s gone, it keeps coming back!

By: Lawrence J. Persick, Esquire In my thirty years of practicing family law, no concept has caused more confusion than common law marriage. For those of you who thought the Pennsylvania Legislature abolished common law marriage by a statute years ago, you are mostly correct. In 2004 when the appropriate statute was enacted, it abolished common law marriages entered into after January 1, 2005.  That means, however, that if two parties entered...

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Family Law and COVID-19 Update

Weber Gallagher’s Family Law Group has up-to-date information regarding COVID-19 and its impact on family law cases in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties. Below is essential content regarding how COVID-19 could impact your case and what you need to know as the Courts and counties begin to open.   Our Family Law attorneys remain available for consults and review via telephone or Zoom. Should you have a question...

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Let’s Talk Family Law: COVID-19 Court Update

Let’s Talk Family Law: COVID-19 Court Update

Click here to tune in now! Weber Gallagher Family Law Partners, Carolyn Mirabile, Lawrence “Skip” Persick and John Zurzola, discuss the opening of courts in Bucks, Chester, Montgomery, Philadelphia and Delaware counties. Our lawyers review the essential details regarding how family law cases are being handled as courts begin to open during the COVID-19...

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Summer Flights during COVID-19

Summer Flights during COVID-19

By: Carolyn Mirabile As the summer approaches, many families will be going on vacation. Before COVID-19, many families may have scheduled family vacations, which required flights. Many people are expected to cancel or have canceled their travel plans to Europe due to the devastating effects of COVID-19, but what about the Caribbean? What if the family was flying to somewhere in the United States? What about a location such as, Hawaii where there...

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Summer at the Shore during COVID-19

Summer at the Shore during COVID-19

By: Carolyn Mirabile Now that the South Jersey beaches will begin to open, how will COVID-19 affect your custodial time this summer? During the summer, families often travel to the Jersey shore with the children. Parents should be providing notice of any scheduled vacations, including dates, address and contact information. But during this unprecedented time, how will this change? A parent should confirm he/she will follow all CDC Guidelines and...

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Coronavirus Relief for People Going Through Divorce: Who knew?

Coronavirus Relief for People Going Through Divorce:  Who knew?

By: Lawrence J. Persick We, family lawyers, have a saying that we see good people at the worst point in their lives.  Compound that with the current coronavirus pandemic and associated economic downturn, and if you represent people getting divorced, you have a recipe for endless angina on your hands. Every so often, however, we get thrown a bone.  The most recent comes from the federal government as a component of the CARES Act. ...

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