The results indicated directly below represent highly litigious and adversarial case circumstances.
2020 – Divorce, Equitable Distribution and Alimony. After Trial on Equitable Distribution and Alimony Court awarded Wife 10 years of Alimony at more than half Husband’s income and Husband appealed and filed Exceptions. Court agreed that Alimony is a secondary remedy not designed to punish Husband and granted Exceptions stating award was excessive and too long in duration since Wife was already awarded 50% of marital estate.
2019-2020 – Stepfather Adoption and Termination of Biological Father’s Parental Rights/Trial and Appellate success – Biological Father’s Parental Rights terminated at Trial level; Biological Father appealed to Superior Court. Superior Court AFFIRMED and made FINAL Trial court’s decision. Stepfather adoption of minor child GRANTED.
2018 – Relocation and Modification of Custody/Trial loss but Appellate success – Mother sought to relocation to Las Vegas, Nevada and modification for Primary Physical Custody and Sole Legal Custody; Mother’s relocation was DENIED at Trial. Mother appealed to Superior Court. Superior Court REMANDED the Trial court’s decision.
2019 – Relocation and Modification of Custody/Trial and Appellate success – Father sought relocation to a different County in Pennsylvania and modification for Primary Physical and Shared Legal Custody; Father’s relocation GRANTED and Father AWARDED Primary Physical Custody and Shared Legal Custody of minor child. Mother appealed to Superior Court. Superior Court AFFIRMED and made FINAL Trial court’s decision.
2019 – Relocation and Modification of Custody/Trial success – Mother sought relocation to Allentown, Pennsylvania and modification for Primary Physical and Shared Legal Custody. Mother’s relocation GRANTED and Mother AWARDED Primary Physical Custody and Shared Legal Custody of minor child.
2019 – Modification of Custody/Trial success – Father sought Shared Legal and Shared Physical Custody of minor child. Father AWARDED Shared Legal and Shared Physical Custody of minor child.
2019 – Complex Modification of Child Support/Trial and Exceptions success – Father challenged Paternity after he acknowledged Paternity when he discovered biological Father had been excluded from child’s life by Mother through a false Protection from Abuse filing. Court dis-established Paternity and cancelled child support for the non-biological Father after appeal and exceptions by Mother were denied.
The results indicated directly below represent general/average/routine-like and non-adversarial case circumstances.
2020 – Divorce. Average time to complete is within 6 months once Complaint in Divorce is filed. Detailed asset and liability Summaries are prepared and used as Settlement prior to any request for Court intervention. Costs and expenses are greatly reduced by this Mediation Method while still advocating for Clients goals and suggested distribution scheme.
2020 – Child Support. Calculating child support numbers prior to any hearing to arrive at Settlement of correct amount for Support. Attempts to settle without hearing and simply process an appropriate Order. If Court conference or Hearing becomes necessary, preparation of the case is already complete well before any Court appearance.
2020 – Custody. Comprehensive Custody Orders with detailed and appropriate provisions as is necessary in the case prepared prior to Court Intervention. Such Orders are prepared to submit to the opposing party, their Counsel and/or the Court. Such Orders greatly assist the Court and saves significant amount of time and expenses. Detailed language for Custody cases developed over years of experience in custody litigation involving children with special needs, health issues, mental health issues and educational issues. Resources for Reunification, Co-parenting and Children’s therapies available based upon specific experience with special needs cases.
2020 – Adoption. Vast familiarity with Adoption Statue including grounds for adoption and Best Interest of child Standard including the settled purpose of one parents absence in the child’s life. Experience in Termination of Parental Rights and subsequent Petitions for Adoption including same sex couples.
2020 – Guardianship. Trial Experience in Contested Guardianship Petitions between parents where joint Guardianship is not in the proposed Incapacitated Persons best interest. Experience in uncontested Guardianships where Medical and Mental Health Providers testify on behalf of the proposed Guardian. Experience in proper Filing of Petitions as well as hearing and knowledge of the Court.
2020 – Estates and Trusts. Will Contests and Settlement of Estate proceeds between Beneficiaries. Detailed Experience in gathering assets, finding assets and ensuring the wishes of the Decedent are met and approved by the Court. Experience with complex