Archive for April, 2017
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – April 27 – Main Line family lawyer Sarinia Feinman served as a speaker in a session at the 2017 PBI Family Law Institute along with Mr. Mark B. Dischell, Esq., Mr. Jonathan T. Hoffman, Esq., and Mr. G. Daniel Jones, CPA CFF. The Institute event was held over 2 days at the CLE Conference Center of the Wanamaker Building in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Ms. Feinman’s session on Evolving Support Cases was held on Thursday, April 20. The session offered participants guidance, from the beginning to the end of a support case, looking closely at how to calculate income of traditional or non-traditional earners, details about what family lawyers should ask for in discovery, direction on how to calculate net income available for support, and an overview of the application of deviation arguments in support cases. Additionally, participants were instructed in how to identify and determine add-backs and deductions (on both[...]
Wayne Family Lawyer Sarinia M. Feinman of the Law Firm Vetrano|Vetrano & Feinman LLC Has Received an Appointment to the Board of Managers of the Montgomery County Youth Center
Wayne, Pennsylvania – April 21, 2017 – Sarinia M. Feinman is a Wayne family lawyer, and a partner in the law firm Vetrano|Vetrano & Feinman LLC. Recently, Ms. Feinman was appointed to the Board of Managers of the Montgomery County Youth Center. The appointment will entail a three year commitment, which began in March 2017. The Board oversees the operations of the Youth Center, located in Norristown, Pennsylvania. The Montgomery County Youth Center is a residential facility where juveniles, aged 10 to 18, live while they wait for their court hearings. The facility can house up to 48 residents and its goal is the safety of both its juvenile residents and the community. Residents receive 24 hour supervision, a psychosocial evaluation, and treatment services, all of which are aimed at creating positive experiences that help prepare the child for his/her next steps. Since 2004, Ms. Feinman has been licensed to practice law[...]
As Main Line family law attorneys, we know that when a divorce is pending, clients are often confused as to whether they are considered “married” or “divorced” for tax filing purposes. Since there is no “legal separation” document that is filed in Pennsylvania, you are not considered divorced in Pennsylvania until a divorce decree is issued by the Court. Thus, even if you are separated, you are still considered “married” for tax filing, and other, purposes. Tax filing status is determined based on an individual’s status on the last day of the year (December 31st). If no divorce decree has been issued, then that individual would still be considered “married” for tax filing purposes, and thereby, able to file their taxes either as “married filing jointly” or “married filing separately.” However, if the divorce decree issues on December 31st, then that person will not be able to file jointly with their[...]
Philadelphia, PA – April 12, 2017 – Wayne divorce lawyer Lydia S. Terrill, an associate at the law firm Vetrano|Vetrano & Feinman, presented at the April meeting of the Nicholas Cipriani American Inn of Court on April 5, 2017. Ms. Terrill spoke about issues regarding law practice management and ethical obligations that attorneys face in the context of family law practice. The presentation included examples of various ethical scenarios, followed by discussion questions posed to the audience members regarding the ethical way to address those scenarios.