Let’s Talk Mediation, Arbitration, and Conciliation

Let’s Talk Mediation, Arbitration, and Conciliation

What is the difference between mediation, arbitration, and conciliation? How does each of these affect a family law case such as divorce or child custody? Who needs to be present during each of these proceedings? Learn more about what you need to know about mediation, arbitration, and conciliation by listening to this podcast on your favorite app. Click here to...

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Cryptocurrency and Divorce: What You Need to Know

Cryptocurrency and Divorce: What You Need to Know

By: Carolyn R. Mirabile  During a divorce, parties will often sell property. The parties might own an investment property, a vacation home, or a marital residence. As the parties get ready to sell the house, the buyer asks the parties right before settlement if they will accept Bitcoin or some other form of cryptocurrency towards the purchase price. Should the parties accept the cryptocurrency? In the world of the Meta Universe where virtual...

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Apple Pay, Venmo, and Cash App Must Now Be Reported to the IRS

Apple Pay, Venmo, and Cash App Must Now Be Reported to the IRS

By: Carolyn R. Mirabile Weber Gallagher’s Family Law Group often reviews payments made through popular mobile apps, including Venmo and Apple pay, in discovery and for support purposes. Clients who utilize one of the many mobile payment platforms available to pay for services and goods assist attorneys in keeping accurate and timely records of such payments. For instance, the babysitter is ready to leave after a long night, a client can send...

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Financial Adviser Books of Business, Up-Front Loans Can Be a Challenge in a Divorce

Financial Adviser Books of Business, Up-Front Loans Can Be a Challenge in a Divorce

By: John A. Zurzola After bounding the initial hurdles to getting parties divorced in a contested matter like, sorting out the date of separation, meeting the statutory waiting periods, and getting the case to the point where a hearing officer can make decisions about the apportionment of assets and debts, most cases are straightforward. Read more here.  *Please note, a law.com account is required to access this...

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Let’s Talk New Child Support Guidelines for 2022

Let’s Talk New Child Support Guidelines for 2022

Pennsylvania has issued new Child Support Guidelines that went into effect on January 6, 2022. In this episode, Family Law Partner, Carolyn Mirabile, discusses what you need to know about the updated Guidelines, including new increases, and how your child support case may be impacted by the new law. Click here to...

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Comfort Dogs Allowed in Pennsylvania Courts

By:  Lawrence J. Persick, Esquire A recent decision of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court allows comfort dogs in the courtroom. The case is Commonwealth v. Purnell, 2021 Pa. Lexis 3610 (Pa. Supreme, Sept. 22, 2021). The case comes from Chester County and involves a 2016 murder. A 13-year-old autistic girl witnessed the shooting and told police that the shooter pointed a gun at her as he fled the scene. Two years later, when she was with another...

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