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Appeals: The “Uphill” Quest for Justice

Previously Published in the July/August 2021 issue of The Pennsylvania Lawyer Magazine The purpose of litigation is to correct a wrong; in other words, to attain justice: Law . . . must be judged by the results it achieves, not by the niceties of its internal structure; it must be valued by …

Premarital Purchase of Real Estate – Pitfalls and Solutions


| Lindsay Hanifan Childs
Thinking about purchasing a house with your significant other? If you are not married, you should consult with an attorney before making that commitment. Many people assume that if they purchase a home with their boyfriend or girlfriend, and the relationship later breaks down, the law will p…

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Pennsylvanians seeking a quick resolution of their divorce or family law matter should consider alternative dispute resolution processes. Due to COVID-19, the Pennsylvania Courts were closed for all but emergent matters from mid-March until the beginning of June. Therefore, the Courts are fa…

COVID-19 Family Law and Custody Questions

At Vetrano | Vetrano & Feinman, we know that these are uncertain and unprecedented times in the world. With children at home, custody exchanges, uncertainty over income, and trying to work from home and manage your household, as well as your ex-partner, this can all be overwhelming. We …

A Main Line Family Law Attorney Advises: How do you File your Taxes when your Divorce is Pending?


| Sarinia M. Feinman
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 …

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 …

Do Both Spouses Need A Divorce Lawyer?

When a couple decides to divorce, the first step often involves both spouses retaining separate lawyers. But do both spouses need a divorce lawyer? In Pennsylvania, the Rules of Professional Conduct say that an attorney shall not represent a client if the representation involves a concurrent…

Vetrano Family Attorney Discusses Validity of Friend-Officiated Weddings

Many couples today are asking their friends or family members to officiate their weddings. For some, it is based on a desire to include someone that knows both spouses personally. For others, it is because they do not want to have a religious ceremony or get married in a courthouse. Whatev…
Vetrano Vetrano & Feinman Attorneys Tony Vetrano, Lindsay Childs, Sarinia Feinman, Kate Vetrano and Donna Marcus

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