ASTOR WEISS KAPLAN & MANDEL, LLP is pleased to announce that Julie A. Auerbach has been named a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML). Comprised of the top matrimonial attorneys throughout the nation, AAML members are recognized as preeminent family law practitioners with the highest levels of […]
Suggested Guidelines for Persons Subject to Montgomery County Custody Orders During COVID-19
Note: Montgomery County has issued the attached guidelines when exchanging custody of children. These guidelines are good rules to follow, regardless of which county you live in. For persons seeking guidance regarding existing Custody Orders during the COVID-19 pandemic, the following are recommendations only and are not enforceable via a […]
Drawing the Line Between Corporal Punishment and Child Abuse
States around the country are drawing the line between permissible and excessive corporal punishment in different places. Regardless of where that line is drawn, in high-conflict custody cases, there is always a danger that one parent could accuse the other of child abuse to try to get a leg up […]
The Federal Stimulus (Economic Impact Payment)—What do you need to do?
By: Judy M. Springer, Esquire In general, you do not need to do anything according to the IRS to obtain your federal stimulus payment. The IRS expects to begin issuing the payments this month. Depending on your circumstances, you might want to take some pro-active steps. Who Qualifies? If you […]
Distinguishing Between Corporal Punishment and Abuse in Custody Disputes
By Julie A. Auerbach When parents are separated and at odds with one another, each trying to point to the parenting weaknesses of the other and each competing for more time with their children, these parents are likely to be even more constrained in their use of corporal punishment. The older […]
Julie Auerbach a presenter at PA Bar Assoc. Winter Meeting
Julie Auerbach was a presenter at the “ART of Baby making in the 21st Century” at the Pennsylvania Bar Association Family Law Section Winter Meeting, where she discussed new developments in the law regarding Assisted Reproductive Technology.
Can Acts of Generosity Become Legal Support Obligations?
As a matter of public policy, courts want to encourage the involvement of third parties when either or both parents are unable to care for their children. For this reason, courts have historically been disinclined to impose support obligations on third parties. By Julie A. Auerbach | December 30, 2019 at 12:09 PM […]
Judy Springer has been appointed as the co-editor of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, Family Law Quarterly.
Judy Springer has been appointed as the co-editor of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, Family Law Quarterly. Judy McIntire Springer, Astor Weiss Kaplan & Mandel, LLP Judy McIntire Springer has served as a Child Advocates Volunteer Attorney since 2003 and has represented 13 children and youth from 3 families. A partner at Astor […]
OPIOID EPIDEMIC BRINGS CHANGES TO PENNSYLVANIA CHILD CUSTODY LAWS
To address some of the problems which have arisen for children of parents with opioid addictions, Pennsylvania has expanded the rights of third parties to seek custody of a child. Opioid addictions, unfortunately, are becoming even more prevalent in today’s society. While opioids are intended for pain relief, they are […]
NEW CHILD SUPPORT GUIDELINES
Pennsylvania has enacted new child support guidelines which will become effective May 1, 2017. These guidelines may affect your child support. You may want to determine whether or not your child support is subject to change under the new child support guidelines. Please let us know whether we can be […]