Archive for September, 2015

Vetrano|Vetrano & Feinman LLC Welcomes New Family Lawyer Lydia Shaw Terrill to their Firm

King of Prussia, PA – Vetrano|Vetrano & Feinman LLC is excited to welcome a new associate attorney to the firm – Lydia Shaw Terrill, Esquire. Ms. Terrill graduated from Drexel University, Thomas R. Kline School of Law in 2014; and from The George Washington University in 2007. While in law school, Ms. Terrill served as the Executive Editor of Articles of the Drexel Law Review. Also during law school, she served as a judicial intern in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas as an intern to the Honorable Doris A. Pechkurow, Family Division; and to the Honorable Maureen F. Lachman, Civil Division. Upon graduation from law school, Ms. Terrill was the recipient of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers’ prestigious Eric D. Turner Award. Upon graduation from law school, Ms. Terrill was a law clerk to the Honorable Colleen A. Maier, J.S.C. in Gloucester County, New Jersey in family court, where[...]

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Family Lawyer Describes the Bifurcated Divorce Process

By Lindsay C. Hanifan, Esquire – Family Lawyer In most divorce cases in Pennsylvania, the court will not enter a divorce decree until all of the economic issues have been decided. This means that most spouses will need to either enter into an agreement regarding the division of marital property and alimony, or go to a trial and have the court enter an order regarding those issues, before they can be officially divorced. That process can take as little as ninety days, but often takes much longer, sometimes even years. Therefore, the Pennsylvania Divorce Code provides for a bifurcated divorce in limited circumstances. A bifurcated divorce is when a divorce decree is entered before the resolution of the economic issues (division of property, support, alimony, counsel fees, etc.). The court will enter a bifurcated divorce decree with the consent of both spouses. But if the spouses do not agree to a bifurcated[...]

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