5 Things To Do In Preparation For Your First Meeting With Your Divorce or Family Law Attorney

5 Things To Do In Preparation For Your First Meeting With Your Divorce or Family Law AttorneyBy John Zurzola Your first meeting with an attorney when contemplating filing for divorce, child custody or support – or just gathering information about your rights is a very important event.  The following list is a handy guide that details the information and/or documents that you should try to bring with you to the attorney on your first...

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Parent Coordinators Will Once Again be Able to Aid Custody Issues

Parent Coordinators Will Once Again be Able to Aid Custody Issues By Donna Marcus, Family Law Attorney Parent Coordinators had long been used to assist the courts with a variety of custody issues.  In 2013, The Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued a Rule that eliminated parent coordination based upon concerns that the coordinators were overstepping their boundaries.  Since that time, a number of Judges and attorneys have worked to re-introduce...

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India’s Top Court Decriminalizes Gay Sex in Landmark Ruling

India’s Top Court Decriminalizes Gay Sex in Landmark Ruling By: Carolyn Mirabile, Partner of the Family Law Group and Co-Chair of the Diversity Committee India’s Supreme Court unanimously struck down a ban on consensual gay sex stating the law was, “irrational, indefensible and manifestly arbitrary”. The Supreme Court also held that, “gay Indians must be accorded all the protections of the Constitution”. The crumbling of a law...

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Matt Lauer and the High Asset Divorce

Matt Lauer and the High Asset Divorce By Donna Marcus, Associate Matt Lauer managed to amass millions while working in broadcasting, including as the long tenured co-host of the Today show.   Late last year, when news of his infidelities and sexual misconduct surfaced, his reputation, career and marriage were all affected.  As a result, Lauer was fired from NBC and his wife of nearly twenty years, Annette Roque, filed for divorce in January,...

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The Ins and Outs of Retirement and What You Need To Know

The Ins and Outs of Retirement and What You Need To Know By Carolyn Mirabile, Partner Retirement assets are often the main focus of a divorce. In fact, a client will usually come in and say, “I don’t care what I have to give to my spouse, but I want to keep my retirement.” Understanding the complexities relating to a retirement account is important in reaching a final resolution in your divorce. Clients often come in not knowing they have...

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It’s The End of summer… Avoid Back to School Custody Issues with Carolyn’s Tips

It’s The End of summer… Avoid Back to School Custody Issues with Carolyn’s Tips By Carolyn Mirabile, Partner With back to school right around the corner, there are many important tasks which must be completed regarding custody. First, if you have shared legal custody you should attend back to school night and make sure you follow up with your child’s teacher regarding being a point of contact, pick-up and drop-off arrangements and any...

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