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Joni Berner made her own Super Bowl commercial, unbeknownst to the rest of us, when we recorded our new website videos. Check it out!

Posted: November 1st, 2014

Judge William Robie Leadership Award

Law Firm Administrator and Senior Paralegal, Judy Stouffer, RP, received the National Federation of Paralegals’ highest honor – the William R. Robie Leadership Award – at the 2014 convention in Dallas, Texas. Click here for… Read More

Posted: October 11th, 2014

Alimony Is Alive and Well In New Jersey

I would like to clarify the misconception that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie eliminated alimony in New Jersey when he signed Bill No. 845 into law Sept. 10. The bill, which contained several proposed amendments to the then-current alimony statute, does not single-handedly eliminate alimony in New Jersey.

Posted: October 7th, 2014

Perspectives on Building a Women-Owned Law Firm

Motherhood has been instrumental to Berner Klaw & Watson’s creation and evolution. Joni Berner started the practice after having her first child while at a large firm, finding the 60-plus hours per week incompatible with being a new mother. Margaret Klaw joined Berner when each had 5- and 2-year-olds

Professional New Year’s Resolutions

Megan Watson and Judy Stouffer, The Legal Intelligencer (online) It’s Jan. 2 and some of us probably made, and already broke, New Year’s resolutions. Since we will very likely never maintain our personal New Year’s… Read More

Posted: January 2nd, 2014

What Happened to the Best Interests of the Children?

Megan E. Watson, The Legal Intelligencer (online) The standard in a custody case is the “best interests of the children.” So, when a judge makes a decision regarding a custodial schedule or whether a parent… Read More

Posted: December 26th, 2013

Keeping it Civil featured in The Philadelphia Inquirer

Keeping it Civil featured in The Philadelphia Inquirer

Margaret Klaw’s first book, Keeping it Civil: The Case of the Pre-Nup and the Porsche & Other True Accounts from the Files of a Family Lawyer, was released by Algonquin in September 2013. She has… Read More

Posted: October 28th, 2013