Three Words: Mediation, Arbitration, and Conciliation

Three Words: Mediation, Arbitration, and Conciliation

By: Lawrence J. “Skip” Persick  Mediation. Arbitration. Conciliation. Three words that sound alike and come up frequently in the family law context but have different meanings and implications. I could write a blog post on each one, but here is the “down and dirty” on what you need to know about each one so you can talk intelligently with either your spouse or a lawyer and do not get tripped up along the way. Mediation is a...

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Let’s Talk Family Law 101

Click here to listen. What is family law, and what does it include? Family law attorney Skip Persick discusses the basics of divorce, child custody, child support, and more. This episode provides information on what is included in a divorce, how to obtain protection from abuse orders, adoption, and...

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Traveling During COVID-19 With Children

Traveling During COVID-19 With Children

By: Carolyn Mirabile Is travel during the holidays safe? Many parents who usually would travel over the holidays may have to change their plans. Parents should observe all quarantine rules and restrictions specific to each state. Make sure to research any and all locations you plan on visiting, and the relevant restrictions associated with these destinations, before making travel plans. You can view all travel restrictions for each state on the...

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Let’s Talk Child Custody and Quarantines

Click here to listen. How are child custody orders being affected during the COVID-19 pandemic? Family law attorney John Zurzola discusses custody litigation during the lockdowns, the timeline of cases, how lockdown ordinances affect custody agreements, and quarantine requirements. This episode provides examples of child custody procedures for Philadelphia, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery counties. John also discusses invoking legal...

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School Openings and Child Custody

School Openings and Child Custody

By: Carolyn Mirabile We live in unpredictable times. Schools are opening, schools are closing. One week they’re using a hybrid model for learning, the next week it’s completely virtual — forcing us to be resilient and adapt on the fly. This constant state of flux has parents asking themselves a variety of questions. Is your child’s school opening back up? Are you trying to decide if your child should be virtual or return to the...

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