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The Best Interest of a Child in Custody Cases

All states have some type of statute requiring that “the best interest of the child” be considered when making a custody decision. Pennsylvania’s custody statute, 23 Pa.C.S. Ch. 53, defines the child’s best interest via… Read More

Posted: February 21st, 2017
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Perspectives on a Divorce Attorney’s Marriage

Great job to The Huffington Post and author Brittany Wong on reporting what it’s like to be married to a divorce attorney. Here’s a glimpse into my thoughts on marriage: “I’ve been married for 34 years… Read More

Posted: February 20th, 2017
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Wellness Day

Wellness Day

Although Global Wellness Day isn’t traditionally celebrated until the second Saturday of June, BKW’s partners hosted a firm Wellness-Mindfulness Day on Valentine’s Day this year. We began with a two-hour, seated office yoga workshop with Katy Hawkins — of… Read More

Posted: February 14th, 2017
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Feisty Women

Feisty Women

Founding partner Joni Berner comes from a long line of feisty women. When her sister Peggy, who is working on the family ancestry, found this: she commented: I ran into this wonderful news article about… Read More

Posted: January 9th, 2017
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New Sheriff in Town

Congratulations to Lisa Shapson, who is now a firm partner! In addition to practicing law, Lisa will be using her excellent practice management skills to oversee the day-to-day administration of our operation, working hand in… Read More

Posted: January 3rd, 2017
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Mr. & Mrs.

Mr. & Mrs.

Congratulations to BKW Financial-IT Assistant, Matt Laurie, on his December 2, 2016 wedding to Nina Perini! Matt’s BKW Family at the Grounds for Sculpture

Posted: December 2nd, 2016
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It Should Be PC to Use a PC

Although parent coordinators (PCs) are currently defunct in Pennsylvania, the Domestic Relations Procedural Rules Committee of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court is seeking to bring back PCs in custody cases. The comment period for Recommendation 155… Read More

Posted: November 29th, 2016
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