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Vetrano | Vetrano & Feinman Family Attorney Discusses School Choice

The family attorneys at Vetrano | Vetrano & Feinman can help you resolve the selection of an appropriate school for your child. School selection is a legal custody issue which requires agreement of both parties, and in the absence of both parties’ agreement a Court Order. In particular, this can become an issue when the parties share physical custody of their child(ren) and live in different school districts, because the child(ren) are permitted to be enrolled in either school district. This issue may also apply when child(ren) are enrolled in public school, and private school is believed to be a better choice, or if the child(ren) are currently enrolled in private school, and public school is better able to meet their needs.

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Family Law Attorney Explains how New Pennsylvania Child Support Guidelines Effective May 1, 2017 Result in Modest Increase in Child Support Orders

Effective May 1, 2017 there was a modification to the Pennsylvania Child Support Guidelines that provides parents who are receiving child support a slight increase in their child support payment. The Pennsylvania Child Support Guidelines “Guidelines” originally went into effect in 1989, and have been updated periodically since their inception, generally every four years. The Guidelines are based upon an income share model which determines what an intact family which has the same combined monthly income spends on their child(ren), based upon statistical data, and apportions that amount between the parents, so that the child(ren) receive the same amount of support from their parents. In order to obtain the increase in child support, the parent who receives child support should request a modification of the Child Support Order with the assistance of a family law attorney.

Either parent can request a modification of their Child Support Order, upon a material and[...]

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Vetrano|Vetrano & Feinman, LLC, a Family Attorney in Wayne, Discusses Summer Custody Issues

Spring is the time to begin discussing summer custody with your co-parent and possibly your family attorney in Wayne.  Many issues can arise with regard to summer custody, including alternate custody schedules, camps, child care, and vacation plans.  If you are unable to resolve these issues through discussion with your co-parent, you should allow enough time to file a Custody Modification Petition, so that your concerns can be addressed by the Court prior to the start of summer.  Often it takes six weeks after you file a Petition to Modify Custody for your first appearance in front of the Custody Conciliator to be scheduled.  In many counties the Custody Conciliator does not have the authority to enter an Order concerning these issues if no agreement is reached, and a second appearance in front of a Judge will become necessary.

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Family Lawyer, Vetrano|Vetrano & Feinman LLC’s Paula Borradaile to Serve as the Treasurer of the Doris Jonas Freed American Inn of Court

Family Lawyers of Vetrano|Vetrano & Feinman LLC Maintain Active Leadership Roles
Philadelphia, PA –Vetrano|Vetrano & Feinman LLC’s Paula Borradaile will be acting as the Treasurer of the Doris Jonas Freed American Inn of Court for 2015-2016. In the past, Ms. Borradaile has been an active part of the local Philadelphia community and has volunteered as a legal aid attorney for the local Women’s Resource Center. Paula Borradaile has won multiple awards and titles including “Rising Star” in 2010, and 2014-2015, Awesome Attorney in 2011, and Top Lawyer in 2012.

The Doris Jonas Freed American Inn of Court is an organization that seeks to improve the civility, professionalism, and ethics of the legal professionals in the field of family law; one way they do this is by offering continuing legal education credits via monthly programming. As the treasurer, Ms. Borradaile will be responsible for overseeing the budget, and financial planning.

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Binding Family Law Arbitration

Family Law Firm, Vetrano|Vetrano & Feinman LLC, Discusses Binding Arbitration as an Alternative Dispute Resolution Process
Binding family law arbitration is an expedited alternative dispute resolution process that can be an advantageous way to resolve family law matters. In binding family law arbitration an arbitrator, who is a private attorney, will issue a determination on the issues that they have been contracted to resolve examples include equitable distribution, support and personal property. The participants in the binding arbitration do pay the arbitrator to resolve their matter, but receive many benefits.

The benefits to binding arbitration include (1) reduced time for resolution (2) reduced transaction cost (3) privacy and (4) finality. Cases that proceed to binding arbitration often take considerably less time to resolve than cases that proceed through the Court system. In binding arbitration, the arbitrator schedules meetings around the participants schedules. The arbitrator’s report is generally issued within thirty days of[...]

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