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In a case decided late last year the Pennsylvania Supreme Court visited an old and persistently nagging question. Are personal injury settlements marital property where the injury occurred before separation but the trial or settlement of the claim occurred afterward? In Focht v. Focht, the...
In December, 2011 a panel of the Superior Court decided Love v. Love. 33 A.3d 1268 (2011). This was a Philadelphia County support action wherein Wife came to the United States with husband’s child. The child was born in 2003. The husband and wife married in 2005 and the...
The 2011 numbers are in an homes in America lost another 4% of their value last year. Add the rate of inflation for 2011 to that and the number comes to 7.16%. If you are settling your divorce premised upon a recovery of housing prices it would appear that despite a horrid second and third...
I recently met with a financial planner who commented to me that something divorcing parties neglect to handle is their insurance - whether it's car, life, homeowners, or health insurance. I then read this article that summarizes some of the key issues surrounding insurance in the event...
Here's an interesting article that follows up my recent blog on Facebook: http://allthingsd.com/20120208/you-know-who-really-loves-smartphones-divorce-lawyers/
I wrote a blog a few months ago about a man who was using a blog to disparage his wife which sparked a Free Speech debate - and a mess in his custody litigation. My blog post can be found here: http://pafamilylaw.foxrothschild.com/2011/08/articles/custody/free-speech/index.html Social...
Pennsylvania has recently made considerable changes and revisions to the support section of the Rules of Civil Procedure; some are more significant than others, but one which may make things a little easier for parties and counsel alike is the revision to Rule 1910.11 which goes into effect January...
On November 9, 2011, the Superior Court filed its first decision (E.D. v. M.P., 2011 PA Super 238 (Pa.Super. 2011), regarding the newly enacted Child Custody Act, 23 Pa.C.S.A. Section 5321 related to a Petition for Relocation. The Superior Court vacated the trial court's order and...
In child support cases, the party that is receiving child support pays the first $250 in unreimbursed expenses per child. Medical expenses include insurance co-payments and deductibles and all expenses incurred for reasonably necessary medical services and supplies, including but not limited...
I recently read an article about "navigating" through the holidays when you are newly divorced. I think it should extend to those who are newly separated as well. The holidays are a difficult time when you are newly separated. The emotions are fresh, and you might not have...