Posts Tagged ‘family law’
King of Prussia, PA – September 25, 2020 — Vetrano | Vetrano & Feinman family attorney Lindsay H. Childs has published a book on family and divorce law. The book, Divorce in the Golden Years: Estate Planning, Spousal Support, and Retirement Issues for Clients at Midlife and Beyond, Second Edition, was published on August 21, 2020, by the American Bar Association. With a focus on the intersection of family law and estate planning, the book covers complex issues in family and divorce law, particularly for clients aged 45 or older, to help family law practitioners better serve their clients in divorce cases. The book also includes several appendices that provide relevant case law and statutes for all states. Some of the topics Ms. Childs addresses in the book include nonprobate assets, intestacy, retirement plans, and various spousal support issues. Information found in the updated edition includes handling a divorcing couple’s assets[...]
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[...]
King of Prussia, PA – Sept 10, 2020 — Vetrano | Vetrano & Feinman family law attorney Lindsay H. Childs recently took on the role of President of the Doris Jonas Freed American Inn of Court for 2020-2021. Ms. Childs has been a member of the organization since 2011 and has previously served as Programming Chair, Membership Chair, and Secretary. The Doris Jonas Freed American Inn of Court is an organization that focuses on matrimonial law and 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. Also, the Doris Jonas Freed Inn, a member of the American Inns of Court, is involved each year in various community outreach programs. For example, in 2020 the Inn has supported local programs Philabundance, a local hunger relief effort, and Laurel[...]
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 protect any financial interest that they have in the home. But whether or not the couple ends up getting married before the relationship ultimately ends, the legal outcome after a premarital purchase of real estate may not match up with their expectations about how the equity in the home will end up being divided.
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 facing a backlog of cases making those parties who are looking for a timely resolution of their divorce, custody or support matters ideal candidates for alternative dispute resolution processes. The attorneys at Vetrano | Vetrano & Feinman, LLC are trained in various alternative dispute resolution practices which include mediation, arbitration, and collaborative law. All of these practices can be implemented electronically via video conference (Zoom), or telephone. After reviewing your situation with you, the attorneys at Vetrano | Vetrano & Feinman, LLC can discuss which process will be the most effective in resolving your matter.