3 back-to-school tips for newly separated or divorced parents

|July 27, 2023 | Co-parenting

Back-to-school season is just around the corner, and that brings additional challenges for co-parents who are newly separated or divorced. While it can be difficult to set aside all the negative feelings associated with your situation, working with your ex-partner to make the back-to-school process smoother will benefit your children and set the stage for […]

4 tips for using social media during your divorce

|June 19, 2023 | divorce

Many people use their social media to depict themselves as belonging to a particular social class. The rest of us try to be more honest, though few truly document the daily lows as well as the highs. But when something as big as a divorce happens, it can be very tempting to use Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, Instagram […]

Filing for Divorce? Get A Handle on Your Finances First

|June 12, 2023 | Firm News

When we think of filing for divorce, often the first thing that comes to mind is the emotional toll of ending a marriage. And divorce is certainly an emotional process. But divorce also has a financial impact on a divorcing couple, and it is best to get a clear picture of your financial situation before […]

At What Age is a Child’s Parental Preference Considered in Custody Cases?

|May 22, 2023 | Firm News

Unlike some states, Pennsylvania law does not designate an age in which a child’s parental preferences will be taken into consideration in custody disputes. This means that a child’s parental preference may be considered by the judge presiding over your case at any age. Officially, children cannot decide which parent they want to live with until […]

Is Your Child Making the Grade?

|April 24, 2023 | Firm News

Do you know what “grades” represent in school? Generally, an “A” is great, and a “D” or “F” is failing. What work or lack of work went into those simple letters? Some schools do not give letter grades. They may provide an “O” for outstanding and “S” for satisfactory. Perhaps, your school gives numbers where […]

My child did not get the educational help they needed. Can I sue for damages?

|March 23, 2023 | Firm News

It depends. According to the new decision by the Supreme Court of the United States, you can file for damages under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) (or other applicable federal law) if the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) does not provide a remedy for your claim. Miguel Luna Perez was a student who […]

Preparing for an IEP Meeting

|March 17, 2023 | IEP

Most of us are not happy campers when it comes to long meetings, especially at IEP time. Did you know that you can cut the amount of time you spend in an IEP meeting with a few simple steps? First, two weeks prior to the meeting, write an email to the IEP team indicating what […]

Us vs. Them

|March 17, 2023 | Firm News

It’s the day of your IEP meeting. You’ve reviewed the draft IEP that was sent home (if you didn’t get one, we’ll discuss that in another blog). You can tell that your child is not making progress, but you have no idea how to help them. You go to the school and sign in. You […]

The “I” in IEP

|March 17, 2023 | Firm News

Have you ever heard someone from the school say, “for kids like yours, we offer this”? Or have you ever heard “we don’t do that here”? The “I” in IEP stands for individualized. The definition of individualized is something tailored to one person. In this case, the education plan is tailored to your child. This […]

Reasons to consider mediation for your divorce

|February 8, 2023 | Firm News

Going through a divorce is a painful, exhausting process for anyone. Whatever the reason- it takes its toll on the parties divorcing. If they have children, things get more complicated, and the parties must balance many things simultaneously. In addition to the emotional toll that divorce takes on the family, there are the courts. From […]

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