Recently, I was at a meeting, and the person across the table from me asked me a very thoughtful question: “Do you believe in settlement or is your philosophy toContinue Reading Do I believe in Settlement? Well, It’s Not Like Sasquatch…
Another Parental Alienation Fiasco in the Courts
Parental alienation cases are hard. They are hard for the alienated parent. They are hard on the Judge, who may not have the tools or the time to effectively deal…Continue Reading Another Parental Alienation Fiasco in the Courts
Top 10 Divorce Trends in 2022
As 2022 comes to a close (who can believe it?), I find myself reflecting on the year past, and also planning for the year ahead. 2022 has certainly has its…Continue Reading Top 10 Divorce Trends in 2022
COURT DELAYS REUNIFICATION THERAPY DEFERRING TO THE WISHES OF A 12 YEAR OLD
Sadly, serious fractures in a parent-child relationship come up frequently in our practice. Sometimes, it is because of a parent’s self-destructive conduct (e.g. drug or alcohol addiction, abuse, untreated mental…
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Alienating Your Kids from Their Other Parent May Cost Your Kids Big When it Comes to Child Support and College.
Here in New Jersey, divorced parents are generally obligated to contribute to the college education expenses for their un-emancipated children. In virtually every marital settlement agreement where there are un-emancipated…
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Read Mark Ashton’s Post “Listening to Your Kids During Traumatic Times”
Mark Ashton, a partner in our Exton (Chester County), Pennsylvania office and former editor of our Pennsylvania Family Law Blog wrote an interesting post entitled “Listening to Your Kids …
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Can the Parent-Child Bond be Restored After Alienation?
It’s a tale as old as time. Divorced parents bash each other in hopes of garnering favor with their child during a divorce or custody dispute. At some point the…
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THINK TWICE BEFORE INVOLVING YOUR CHILDREN IN YOUR DIVORCE
Many of you have heard the term “parental alienation.” The term is a lightening rod and the accusation made all too often for conduct, while terrible, that is not parental…
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THE DAY "DADDY" BECAME "DAD" – CHILDHOOD GOES BY QUICKLY
I experienced a bittersweet moment this weekend. My family was away for the holiday weekend (the weekend before my daughter’s 11th birthday), and she had a friend with her. All…
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Child Abduction: Capital Anonymity. A True Story about the Hague Convention
During the early stages of my legal career, I had the opportunity to work on a tragic case, Khan v. Rajput, which resulted in the unpublished appellate decision,
The case centered around my efforts to facilitate the return of two young children to their father, Mr. Khan, after their mother removed them from New Jersey to Pakistan, without his consent. Ms. Rajput, then a medical student in the US, escorted the children back to her homeland to live with her family. After several months, she returned to the US without the children in order to complete her schooling. Upon arrival, she was arrested at the airport but patently refused to return the children to their father. She was subsequently released from custody, and we instituted trial court proceedings to ensure the children’s swift return. However, Pakistan’s unwillingness to be a party to Hague Convention meant that unless the case became a national story that it would be an uphill battle to compel their return.…
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