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Family Law Posts

Marie I. Crossley to Present CLE for the Delaware State Bar Association

Posted April 3, 2018

On Tuesday, April 10, 2018, MacElree Harvey family law attorney, Marie Crossley will be a featured panelist for the Delaware State Bar Association‘s CLE: “Current Trends in Alternative Dispute Resolution 2018”. The program will discuss relevant trends in alternative dispute resolution, including the implementation of Superior Court Civil Rule 16.1. When: Tuesday, April 10, 2018, […]

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Same-Sex Marriage and Custody Rights: In Loco Parentis Standing In Pennsylvania

Posted March 14, 2018

By Ashley B. Stitzer, Esquire In the recent decision of A.J.B. v. A.G.B., 2018 Pa. Super. 50 (Mar. 7, 2018), the Pennsylvania Superior Court addressed whether an ex-spouse of a same-sex marriage, who was not the biological parent of a child born during the marriage, had in loco parentis standing to pursue custody of the […]

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Business Valuation in a Pennsylvania Divorce: Consideration of Sale Costs And Tax Effect

Posted September 21, 2017

By Ashley B. Stitzer September 2017 Valuation of marital assets is often a key dispute in divorce proceedings, particularly when a martial business is to be distributed. The Divorce Code does not provide a specific method for valuing assets and trial courts are given broad discretion when determining equitable distribution. However, the Pennsylvania Superior Court […]

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Cryogenics and Divorce: When Science Outpaces the Law

Posted July 14, 2017

By Adam H. Tanker July 11, 2017 According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2012 alone, there were 65,000 births in the United States resulting from assisted reproduction technology, (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, American Society for Reproductive Medicine, Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology. 2012 Assisted Reproductive Technology National Summary Report. Atlanta: […]

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Differences in Delaware And Pennsylvania Family Laws

Posted May 10, 2017

By Patrick J. Boyer Laws governing divorce, custody, and child support issues differ significantly from state to state. Therefore, in family law cases that involve multiple states, the laws of one state may work to the advantage of one party, and to the disadvantage of the other. This can certainly be true regarding domestic relations laws […]

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Attorney Adam Tanker Co-Presents PA Support Case Law Update at PBA Family Law Section Meeting

Posted December 21, 2016

On Saturday, January 14, 2017, MacElree Harvey family law attorney Adam H. Tanker will present a CLE addressing recent developments in Pennsylvania Support Case Law. This interactive program will explore recent Pennsylvania Superior Court and Pennsylvania Supreme Court Decisions and will provide practical pointers on how recent case law can impact the daily practice of law as […]

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Marie Crossley and Patrick Boyer to Present CLE Seminar: Identifying and Handling Conflict Issues in Family Law Matters

Posted December 14, 2016

On Friday, December 16, 2016 MacElree Harvey family law attorneys Marie I. Crossley and Patrick J. Boyer will both present on the topic “Identifying and Handling Conflict Issues in Family Law Matters” at the annual family law seminar organized by the Delaware State Bar Association (DSBA). The CLE event will be held at the Christiana […]

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In PA, Stepfather Owes Child Support If Assumes The Rights of A Biological Parent

Posted March 15, 2016

March 15, 2016 In a recent decision, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania issued an opinion departing from the long standing general principle that a stepparent does not owe a duty of support to his stepchildren. The court limited its holding to circumstances where a stepparent takes affirmative legal steps to assume the same parental rights […]

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The Plus Side of Pre-Nups

Posted February 5, 2016

February 5, 2016 Getting engaged is exciting! For most couples, their engagement is immediately followed by a long list of tasks for planning a successful wedding. And, while no newly engaged couple wants to think about it, in reality, misconceptions abound about what happens to a couple’s assets if there’s a divorce. For example, many […]

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MacElree Harvey Family Law Attorneys to Present at Continuing Legal Education Seminar on Family Law Topics on January 29, 2016.

Posted January 18, 2016

MacElree Harvey family law attorneys Marie I. Crossley and Patrick J. Boyer will both present at The Fundamentals of Family Law Seminar on January 29, 2016.  The Seminar is organized by the Family Law Section of the Delaware State Bar Association (DSBA) and is designed to provide helpful insight to attorneys unfamiliar with family law […]

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