Graduation Time – Part 2

By: Lawrence J. “Skip” Persick In my most recent blog post, I addressed the issues of termination of child support and child custody when either the child turns 18 or graduates from high school. You can read it here. To recap, child support ends at age 18 or graduation from high school, whichever comes later; child custody jurisdiction ends at age 18. However, there are some exceptions. Relative to child support, the biggest...

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Graduation Time

Graduation Time

By: Lawrence J. “Skip” Persick As the weather starts to get nice, what does that mean? For families with children, it means the end of the school year. Yes, things have been different for over a year, but Memorial Day and June still mean the end of the school year. If you are a parent of a graduating senior, it is the start of a season with big transitions. If you are paying or receiving child support, there are even greater...

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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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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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