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Vetrano | Vetrano & Feinman Lawyer Lydia S. Terrill Publishes Book On Family Law and Social Security

King of Prussia, PA – Sept 18, 2020 — Vetrano | Vetrano & Feinman family attorney Lydia Terrill has published a book on family law and Social Security. The book, The Family Law Practitioner’s Guide to Social Security, Second Edition, was published on August 24, 2020, by the American Bar Association. The book explores various Social Security programs, the Social Security Act, the complexities of cases that involve family law and Social Security, and how family law practitioners can best understand how these complexities can impact clients. Ms. Terrill also explores what constitutes a family and the evidence required to prove a family. Some of the new information included in the updated edition of The Family Law Practitioner’s Guide to Social Security includes derivative benefits, the evidence required to determine eligibility for benefits, how Social Security benefits are allocated in numerous family law contexts, and more. The Family Law Practitioner’s Guide to[...]

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Family Law Attorney Lindsay H. Childs Appointed to Subcommittee of Family Justice Advisory Board

October 30, 2019 – King of Prussia, PA – Family law attorney Lindsay H. Childs was appointed to serve on a subcommittee of the Family Justice Advisory Board. The main focus of the Subcommittee on Support will be to produce videos to educate the public on how to file for child support and spousal support, and how the court process works once a case is established. The subcommittee consists of the Director and Assistant Director of the Montgomery County Domestic Relations Section, one family court master, and three family law attorneys.

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Family Attorney Lindsay H. Childs Trained as Parenting Coordinator

King of Prussia, Pennsylvania – March 25, 2019 – Vetrano | Vetrano & Feinman Family Law attorney Lindsay H. Childs has completed the training required to become a parenting coordinator in Pennsylvania. Hereafter, Ms. Childs can be appointed by the court to serve. A parenting coordinator is appointed only in cases, after a final custody order has been entered, when repeated or obdurate conflict between the parties impacts implementation of the custody order.

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Vetrano Family Attorney Lindsay H. Childs Recently Spoke at the Pennsylvania Bar Association, Family Law Section Winter Meeting

King of Prussia, Pennsylvania – February 4 – Family Attorney Lindsay H. Childs spoke on a panel at the Pennsylvania Bar Association Family Law Section Winter Meeting recently. Also in attendance were Vetrano family law attorney and partner, Sarinia M. Feinman, who was on the Programming Committee for the meeting, and Meredith Dominguez. The Winter Meeting was held January 18-20, 2019 at The Omni William Penn Hotel in Pittsburgh, PA. Ms. Childs served as a panelist in a plenary session for which other attending lawyers received Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit, entitled Case Law, Rules & Legislative Updates. The panel discussed the most recent appellate decisions and how they will affect future family law issues. Ms. Childs specifically spoke about recent Pennsylvania Superior Court cases involving the division of assets and the divorce process. Ms. Childs, who has chosen to limit her practice to family law, is very qualified[...]

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The Return of Parenting Coordination in Pennsylvania

Parenting Coordination is a process whereby a neutral third party is appointed to help resolve discrete issues between parties in a custody case. It has been utilized in cases where parents (or other custodial caregivers) have frequent disagreements about non-emergency issues that repeatedly end up before the court. If the parenting coordinator is unable to help the parties reach an agreement, then he or she is given the authority to make a decision about how the disagreement should be resolved, thus decreasing the need for parties to litigate minor custody disputes in court. The benefits to parenting coordination include speed and cost: a parenting coordinator is able to make a decision much quicker than it would take to go through the court system, and it ends up costing the parties less than if they each had to pay an attorney to represent them in court. [...]

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