Archive for December, 2019

Vetrano | Vetrano & Feinman Recognized in 2020 Best Law Firms List

December 30, 2019 – King of Prussia, PA – U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® has recognized Vetrano | Vetrano & Feinman on the “2020 Best Law Firms” list. Vetrano achieved Metro Tier 2 Rankings for Philadelphia in family law and family law mediation. Vetrano received the same ranking for the 2019 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list. Vetrano is proud and honored to be recognized for their work in family law and family law mediation. All of the firm’s attorneys dedicate themselves and their careers to helping those going through the divorce process create and maintain a healthy family environment, both during the process, and after the divorce is final. U.S. News – Best Lawyers® requires that in order for a firm to be qualified for the “2020 Best Law Firms” List, “a firm must have at least one attorney who is recognized in[...]

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Four Local Pennsylvania Counties Enact Parenting Coordinator Rules

December 17, 2019 – King of Prussia, PA – Montgomery County joins other surrounding counties in Pennsylvania in enacting parenting coordination in their local rules. The other three nearby counties involved in this family law endeavor are Bucks, Chester, and Philadelphia. Some differences exist in exactly how the counties will run their parenting coordination programs, but they are all based on the statewide rule that went into effect on March 1, 2019. That statewide rule left it up to individual counties to decide whether or not to enact a parenting coordination program, and if so, permitted the counties to make certain decisions about their program, such as the fees for related services and how attorneys can be added to the roster of parenting coordinators that can be appointed by the court.

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Can a Grandparent File for Custody of a Grandchild?

We often hear the question, “Can a grandparent file for custody of a grandchild?” It may seem obvious that parents can file to obtain custody of their child or children. But the question often arises about who else is permitted to do so. On one end of the spectrum is a random stranger, who cannot even file a complaint or petition with the court asking for custody of a child. On the other end of the spectrum is a person who stands in loco parentis to the child, which means that he or she has essentially acted as the child’s parent in all regards, taking on full parenting responsibilities with the consent of the actual parents, and who is permitted to file for custody of the child. But there is a gray area in between, which is where many grandparents today stand.

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