Two Weber Gallagher Partners Presented at the Pennsylvania Bar Association Annual Summer Family Law Meeting

During the Pennsylvania Bar Association Family Law Section annual summer meeting which took place in Orlando, Florida, two lawyers from Weber Gallagher, Carolyn R. Mirabile and Lawrence J. (“Skip”) Persick were invited to speak about trending topics in the practice of family law across the Commonwealth. Ms. Mirabile participated on a panel which presented an ethics program to family law attorneys. While Mr. Persick provided a legislative...

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A Second Chance for Parents Convicted of Crimes

Individuals who have been convicted of crimes often face many barriers in their lives including completing their education, purchasing a home and securing a job. Often the crime is a result of a difficult time in the person’s life perhaps while they were fighting an addiction or were in their 20’s. A prior conviction may in turn affect a parent’s ability to obtain meaningful custodial time with his or her child. Pennsylvania has just...

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Carolyn Mirabile Chair of Weber Gallagher’s Family Law Group Presented to the Montgomery Bar Association Family Law Section

Carolyn Mirabile, Chair of the Family Law Group, presented “The Sixteen Factors a View from the Bench and the Bar” to the Montgomery Bar Association Family Law Section on Wednesday, June 5th. She moderated and presented the program with the Hon. Carolyn Carluccio and the Hon. Kelly Wall on how to prepare and present your custody trial. They discussed how to select and prepare your witnesses, focusing on key testimony and dealing with...

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Recent Presentations by Skip Persick, Family Law Attorney at Weber Gallagher

All lawyers and judges in Pennsylvania are required to complete twelve (12) hours per year of continuing legal education.  These last few weeks I have been busy making presentations to various groups of lawyers to help them fulfill this obligation. On April 23, 2019, I made two ninety-minute presentations as part of the Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s Family Law Institute at PBI’s facility in the Wanamaker Building in Philadelphia.  The first...

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Jeff Bezos’ Divorce is Final

Jeff Bezos’ Divorce is Final by Donna Marcus, Family Law Attorney at Weber Gallagher                 On April 4, 2019, the most expensive divorce in history ended when Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos announced their divorce was final.  It brings their 25-year marriage to an official and legal end.  The couple decided to part ways and filed for divorce in January of this year.  Since that time, there has been much speculation and...

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New Rule allows Attorneys to be more persuasive and permits citing of Unpublished Appellate Decisions

There is a New Rule of Appellate Procedure going into effect on May 1, 2019, that permits attorneys to cite non-precedential Superior Court and Commonwealth Court decisions for their persuasive value. This Rule applies only to unpublished Superior Court decisions filed after May 1, 2019, and unreported Memorandum opinions of the Commonwealth Court filed after January 15, 2018. This new Appellate Rule is an invaluable tool for family law...

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