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Archive for December, 2017

Main Line Family Law Attorney Explains that Children May Now Have Standing to Enforce Their Parents’ Marital Settlement Agreements

In the recent case of Weber v. Weber, No. 1312 WDA 2016, the Pennsylvania Superior Court found that a father and mother’s college-aged son was permitted to bring suit to enforce his parents’ settlement agreement that required them to share equally in the reasonable cost of his college education. Marital settlement agreements between parents often contain payment provisions that affect the children. However, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has explicitly refused to allow children to sue their parents to enforce child support provisions of the parents’ marital settlement agreement. In doing so, the Supreme Court has relied on a on a public policy rationale, stating that this would open a “Pandora’s Box,” where every child of divorced parents whose settlement agreement contained a provision for child support would bring suit against their parents. In Weber, however, the Superior found that a child may be permitted to bring suit against his/her parents to enforce[...]

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Kate Vetrano, of Vetrano|Vetrano & Feinman LLC is Chosen as one of the “2018 Best Lawyers in America©” for Family Law and Family Law Mediation

King of Prussia, Pennsylvania – December 12 – Kathleen Vetrano, a family law attorney with Vetrano|Vetrano & Feinman LLC has earned a spot on the coveted Best Lawyers® 2018 list of The Best Lawyers in America©. Ms. Vetrano has earned a place on this prestigious list many times since 2009. Ms. Vetrano was included on the prestigious list in the areas of Family Law and Family Law Mediation. Family Law is a specialized area of law that encompasses divorce, spousal and child support, and child custody, among other issues. Ms. Vetrano’s understanding of the emotional complications surrounding family law matters makes her a valued and trusted family law attorney, as she puts great effort into achieving clients’ goals in a “family centric” way. Good family law attorneys know how to diffuse conflicts to help maintain amicable situations. They also are able, as Ms. Vetrano does with her background in litigation, to defend[...]

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Main Line Family Lawyer Kate Vetrano appointed to Publications Development Board for American Bar Association Family Law Section

King of Prussia, Pennsylvania – December 1, 2017 – Main Line Family Lawyer, Kate Vetrano, was appointed as a member of the American Bar Association’s Family Law Section Publications Development Board for a three-year term. The Publications Development Board is made up of 10 members, including a Chair and Vice Chair. They meet four times per year, and the Board’s job is to collaborate on new book ideas, create marketing strategies for those books and upcoming projects, and act as liaison for potential authors. Board members submit status reports to council for the Fall, Spring and Annual meeting agenda books. The board often holds CLE’s and webinars regarding upcoming publications, so as to provide exposure for the impending books. Kate Vetrano will be a great asset to this Board, as she has been an attorney for over 35 years and has had her own works published throughout her career. About Kate Vetrano,[...]

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