In many cases lawyers find that their clients are their own worst enemies.  When you hire an attorney you are looking for someone who will speak for you.  That means that you have to do what it takes to find someone you trust.  Once you find that person, however, you h...

Can my ex stop me from moving with my kids?

There is no easy answer to this question.  First, you need to follow the custody relocation rules. 

1.  You must notify your ex in writing of your intention to move.   You have to notify them in writing and be able to prov...

February 27, 2018

This is a common misconception among parents facing custody battles.  The best interest of the child standard doesn't mean that the kids go to the parent with more money or who can buy the fanciest toys.  Best interest is about making sure that the children are car...

February 19, 2018

Do I need a custody agreement?

As both a family law attorney and a single mother I cannot more strongly recommend that separating parents adopt a formal custody agreement.  My ex and I have a custody agreement.  We have had it since we separated 7 years ago.  We have ne...

February 13, 2018

Q. What happens if I die without a will? A. If you fail to plan your estate and die without a will, the law will create an estate plan for you.  The results may not reflect what you would have chosen.

January 26, 2018

How Courts and lawyers divide marital assets and debts in a divorce. Specifically, the marital home, inherited property, and retirement assets.

October 3, 2017

Three Types of Support Between Spouses

In Pennsylvania, other than child support, there are three types of support a spouse may be required to provide to another spouse.  The divisions are based on the status of the case: before a divorce is filed, during litigation of...

January 1, 2017

Legal vs physical custody, the best interest of the child standard and what to expect from the courts.

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