Category: Family Law

Marijuana’s role in child-custody cases

In October, 2014, with an unprecedented 13-3 vote, the City of Philadelphia passed a bill to decriminalize the possession of marijuana, dismantling the current mandatory custodial arrests for marijuana possession in favor of simple fines for low scale use and...

/ July 20, 2015

Paternity and parentage in same sex marriages

With the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage, comes the issue of paternity and parentage. The question of who a child’s legal parents are is one that doesn’t come up in most heterosexual relationships, but is often central...

Handling Adoptions

Any area of the law can provide satisfaction to the practitioner for a job well done, especially if the client is contented with the result. In most of these cases, however, there is usually one side who does not share...

/ November 20, 2013

Divorce Mediation and Emotion

Going through a divorce is one of the most emotionally charged periods of your life.  You are at once confused, overwhelmed, fearful, furious, lonely, and filled with righteous indignation and hate.  The trust you once had in your spouse has...

/ September 28, 2013

How to Sabotage Your Divorce Mediation

Nothing is perfect in this imperfect world, and that’s true of divorce mediation in Florida, Pennsylvania, and most other states. We’ve spent a lot of time highlighting the benefits that mediated divorce brings to the table: Divorce mediation saves money...

/ September 4, 2013

Is Divorce Mediation Too Fast and Too Easy?

Divorce mediation is a confidential and voluntary method of resolving conflict between two people who are in the process of ending their marriage. Mediation takes the dispute out of the courtroom and moves to a private location where the spouses...

/ July 4, 2013