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Precedent-Setting Goodwin Opinion Holds Life Insurance Benefits Are Gifts, Not Marital Property

February 9th, 2021

Equitable distribution only applies to marital property, which is all property gained during the marriage. However, it does not include property gained during marriage through gifts.

Recent California Supreme Court Ruling May Impact Family Law Custody Evaluations

February 8th, 2021

A recent California Supreme Court case, People v. Sanchez, may have additional impacts on the practicality and implication of custody evaluations.

Recent Surrogate Controversies Highlight Potential Contractual Issues to Keep in Mind

February 3rd, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has created unique circumstances and dilemmas surrounding Assisted Reproductive Technology.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Finalizes Rule, Providing Federally Funded Programs Discretion on Religious Grounds

January 22nd, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has created unique circumstances and dilemmas surrounding Assisted Reproductive Technology.

What To Expect: The Impact of COVID-19 on Assisted Reproductive Technology

December 15th, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has created unique circumstances and dilemmas surrounding Assisted Reproductive Technology.

New Law Addresses Termination of Parental Rights When Child is Conceived as the Result of Rape or Incest

November 3rd, 2020

Under Act 95, parental rights can be terminated without a pending adoption when the child was conceived as the result of a rape or incest.

The New Norm for the School Year Causes New Problems for Divorced and Separated Parents

October 5th, 2020

In general, choosing which school learning model is best for your child can lead to custodial and child support implications, so it is not surprising to see an uptick in custodial disputes between divorced or separated parents regarding the non-traditional reopening plans schools have implemented in response to COVID-19.

As the Pandemic Continues, Divorce Rates are Increasing – A Coincidence or Correlation?

September 17th, 2020

While there is no specific evidence pointing to the correlation between the current divorce filings and the pandemic, family lawyers have noted the increase in filing requests since the outbreak of COVID-19.

Guidelines for Divorced/Separated Parents Sharing Custody of Children During the COVID-19 Pandemic

March 26th, 2020

In this time of uncertainty, here is some good advice on how to handle custody and co-parenting issues during the pandemic.

Philadelphia Bans Catholic Social Services from Providing Foster Care, Supreme Court to Hear Appeal

February 25th, 2020

The case will address the legal standards to be applied to First Amendment religious freedom issues, including how to determine whether a law is “neutral” or “generally applicable” even when it places a burden on religious beliefs or practices.