Posts Tagged ‘Main Line Family Lawyer’
King of Prussia, Pennsylvania – January 4, 2018– Main Line family lawyer Lydia S. Terrill, of Vetrano|Vetrano & Feinman LLC, has been selected to participate in the Montgomery Bar Association’s Leadership Academy for 2018. Ms. Terrill and the other participants will attend up to 10 meetings and workshops that will enhance their communication and leadership skills. Through their participation, the participants will become more involved in the community at large as well as the Montgomery Bar Association. In addition, the participants of 2018 will join their predecessors in becoming resources for upcoming future leaders. Ms. Terrill has been an associate family lawyer with Vetrano|Vetrano & Feinman for two years. She has chosen to limit her practice to family law, including the areas of divorce, custody, equitable distribution, child support, alimony, spousal support, enforcement/modification of property settlement agreements, and prenuptial agreements. About the Montgomery Bar Association’s Leadership Academy The Leadership Academy’s mission is to encourage[...]
Main Line Family Lawyer Kate Vetrano appointed to Publications Development Board for American Bar Association Family Law Section
King of Prussia, Pennsylvania – December 1, 2017 – Main Line Family Lawyer, Kate Vetrano, was appointed as a member of the American Bar Association’s Family Law Section Publications Development Board for a three-year term. The Publications Development Board is made up of 10 members, including a Chair and Vice Chair. They meet four times per year, and the Board’s job is to collaborate on new book ideas, create marketing strategies for those books and upcoming projects, and act as liaison for potential authors. Board members submit status reports to council for the Fall, Spring and Annual meeting agenda books. The board often holds CLE’s and webinars regarding upcoming publications, so as to provide exposure for the impending books. Kate Vetrano will be a great asset to this Board, as she has been an attorney for over 35 years and has had her own works published throughout her career. About Kate Vetrano,[...]
A Main Line Family Lawyer Answers the Question: How do I Find Hidden Assets and Other Financial Information in a Divorce?
One of the questions that new clients often ask our Main Line family lawyers is how they will be able to find out information about their spouse or partner’s income and assets. Sometimes this concern arises because the other spouse was the one that handled all of the finances during the marriage so there is a lack of access to files, and sometimes it arises because of a belief that the partner or spouse has been hiding or secreting money away somewhere. Fortunately, the Pennsylvania Divorce Code provides for formal discovery of such information.
Main Line Family Lawyer Discusses: Dissipation of the Marital Estate is a Factor to be Considered at Equitable Distribution
When a spouse consumes marital property or causes its decrease in value during the marriage or after separation, the other spouse may have a claim for dissipation of the marital estate at equitable distribution. Pursuant to 23 Pa.C.S. § 3502, “the contribution or dissipation of each party in the acquisition, preservation, depreciation or appreciation of the marital property” is one of the factors to be considered at equitable distribution, and should be discussed with your Main Line family lawyer. If a spouse has consumed or caused the decrease in value of marital property during the marriage, the court may award the other spouse a greater percentage of the marital estate, or a dollar-for-dollar credit against the consumed asset. Examples of behavior that may support a potential dissipation claim include a wife that spends large amounts of marital money on a secret affair during the marriage, or a husband that withdraws all[...]
Main Line Family Lawyer Kate Vetrano of Vetrano|Vetrano & Feinman LLC Recently Spoke About Premarital Agreements
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – June 16, 2017 – Main Line family lawyer Kathleen B. Vetrano, Esq. of Vetrano|Vetrano & Feinman in King of Prussia, served as a course planner and speaker for the PA Bar Institute (PBI) on Premarital Agreements on June 6, 2017 at the PBI CLE Conference Center of the Wanamaker Building in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Ms. Vetrano’s program offered essential information for family lawyers and estate practitioner participants. An attorney’s obligation includes describing a premarital agreement to those considering a union and outlining what the law provides in the absence of that type of agreement when considering ending a union. These agreements are useful for both marriage or co-habitation and is recommended for many types of clients. The course presented on June 6 provided participants tips on how to advise and work with clients. The attendees also learned techniques for drafting to ensure the agreement is enforceable as well as[...]