*This article was originally published in Pennsylvania Family Lawyer, Volume 42, Issue No. 4 MYTH #1: Arbitration costs more than litigation. REALITY: A poorly managed arbitration can cost more than litigation; however, the efficiencies and flexibility of the process offset the added fees for the arbitrator, making arbitration less costly than litigation. The process is streamlined….

By nature, divorce can be, at best, a difficult and expensive process. From the inherent emotionality of child custody and relocation, to the complexities associated with the distribution of assets and spousal support, the legal costs of dissolving the marriage can leave each party with a fraction of the marital estate they created. Litigation costs…

By nature, divorce can be, at best, a difficult and expensive process. From the inherent emotionality of child custody and relocation, to the complexities associated with the distribution of assets and spousal support, the legal costs of dissolving the marriage can leave each party with a fraction of the marital estate they created. Litigation costs…

One of the most frequently asked questions prospective clients ask when scheduling their initial consultation is, “what should I bring to our legal consultation?”.  The list below is an example of what documents you can look to gather in an effort to make the most of your first meeting. Tax Returns Mortgage Statements Bank Statements…

When a marriage or relationship is dissolving, generally the primary concern for each party is what will happen with the children. The confusion, frustration and emotions often lead to so much tension that each party and even the children are significantly affected. Each case is different and your attorney’s job is to ensure that the [...]

Neither biology nor a piece of paper makes a parent. The act of loving and supporting a child unconditionally makes you a parent to a child whether natural born, adopted or as a stepparent. But, in the eyes of the law, as a stepparent, you are not the legal parent of the child. To become the legal parent of a child or children of your spouse, a stepparent must adopt the child.