Challenges to Divorce Agreements

Can you challenge the validity and enforceability of a Marital Settlement Agreement?  If so, on what basis and with what probable result?  A Marital Settlement Agreement is the legally binding contract between you and your spouse that contains all of...[Continue reading]

Why I Practice Family Law

People (especially attorneys who don’t practice family law and don’t want to practice family law) sometimes ask me why I practice family law and if I like it.  The short answer is that I believe my personality makes me well...[Continue reading]

My Approach to Practicing Law

I emphasize providing “effective and efficient legal services.” That means I want to do everything necessary to serve my clients and accomplish their goals. I do not want to take unnecessary actions or make my clients incur unnecessary expenses. I...[Continue reading]

Where I Practice

Attorneys are licensed to practice throughout the state, so in theory I can practice in any Pennsylvania county. However, most attorneys limit their practice areas to certain geographical locations. I’m no exception. I practice primarily in Cumberland, Dauphin and York...[Continue reading]

Gathering Information

Regardless of the process you use to go through a divorce, you must gather information in order to make informed decisions. There are numerous ways to gather information, ranging from relatively simple and inexpensive to increasingly complex and increasingly expensive....[Continue reading]

Basics of Mediation

Mediation is negotiating with the assistance of a neutral third party (the mediator) who facilitates the negotiation process. Mediation involves non-adversarial negotiation between individuals based on their interests, needs and concerns. It is usually an informal process, with the mediation...[Continue reading]