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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Protection Orders Cover More Than You Think

By: Lawrence J. Persick The other day, I read a sad story in our Chester County newspaper. A woman and her 30-year-old daughter were living together in the mother’s house in Downingtown. They started arguing. The daughter picked up a knife and stabbed her mother ten times. The mother is in critical condition at a local hospital. The police describe it as a domestic disturbance. When most of us think of “domestic disturbance,” we think of a...

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Looking for Something to Do Today?

Looking for Something to Do Today?

By: Lawrence J. Persick, Esquire   I promise this post has nothing to do with COVID-19; well, almost nothing. A friend who practices estate law forwarded to me a very recent decision of the Pennsylvania Superior Court. It is what is called a “Non-Precedential” decision, which means that it decides the issues in the case on appeal, but the decision is not binding on the entire Superior Court or the lower courts of Pennsylvania. Lawyers...

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Was your Stimulus Check Short? Maybe Because You Owe Past Due Child Support!

Was your Stimulus Check Short?  Maybe Because You Owe Past Due Child Support!

By: John Zurzola In Family Law, Tax Law, Real Estate Law and Injury Law, it is a well known and settled practice that if a party is expecting funds from varying sources, those funds may be taken or “intercepted” and sent to satisfy past-due child support. As such: If you are getting paid a personal injury lawsuit settlement, any amount necessary to pay child support comes out first. If you are selling your house and going to a real estate...

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