10 Ways to Prepare Yourself If You Are Contemplating Divorce

10 Ways to Prepare Yourself If You Are Contemplating Divorce By: John A. Zurzola, Family Law Attorney at Weber Gallagher Before filing for a divorce, here are my top 10 tips in order to prepare yourself now for the next steps. 1. Open a separate bank account and keep any documentation in a separate location or on a secure phone; 2. Open a credit card in your name and keep it handy; 3. Be familiar with any bills or accounts in your sole name,...

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The Legacy of Lynne Z. Gold-Bikin and her Impact at Weber Gallagher

The Legacy of Lynne Z. Gold-Bikin and her Impact at Weber Gallagher By: John A. Zurzola, Family Law Attorney at Weber Gallagher For those of you who do not know me or much about Lynne’s legacy, I am a Family Law Attorney at Weber Gallagher and I am Lynne’s partner, even though she is no longer with us.  I will always consider that I am her partner because the lessons and practical skills that she taught me as an attorney will be with me...

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Legendary Family Law Attorney Lynne Z. Gold-Bikin, 80.

Legendary Family Law Attorney Lynne Z. Gold-Bikin, 80. Chair of the Weber Gallagher Family Law Group “It is with great sadness and sorrow that I announce the passing of Lynne Z. Gold-Bikin.  Lynne was a shining example to every attorney in our firm about what it means to have a true passion for the law and to put your clients first every time.  Lynne was an internationally known family law attorney who specialized in every aspect of family...

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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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