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Lawyer of the Year 2017: Margaret Klaw

Lawyer of the Year 2017:  Margaret Klaw

We are so proud of partner Margaret Klaw, who was named by Best Lawyers® as a 2017 Lawyer of the Year for her great work in family law-mediation. According to Best Lawyers, “the oldest and most… Read More

Posted: August 15th, 2016

I’m With Her

Hillz:  letter to my millennial daughters on the occasion of the morning after . . . I know you liked Bernie. I know you like Hillary, too, and that you’ll happily vote for her in… Read More

Posted: July 29th, 2016

The Pros and Cons of Reducing Divorce Wait Time

Stephanie Stecklair, The Legal Intelligencer Prior to the 1980 amendments of the Pennsylvania Divorce Code, parties were only able to obtain a divorce by establishing fault grounds under Pa.C.S. 23 Section 3301(a), i.e., desertion, adultery,… Read More

Posted: July 12th, 2016

Role of Schools in Transgender Bathroom Laws

Megan Watson, The Legal Intelligencer (online) The practice of family law often intersects with the LGBTQ community, from adoptions to domestic partnership dissolutions to adult name changes for transgendered individuals. Our practice also regularly intersects… Read More

Posted: July 5th, 2016

Huss v. Weaver

Should courts enforce a private agreement provision requiring one parent to pay the other parent a specified fee when filing for a custody modification? The Pennsylvania Superior Court, in Huss v. Weaver, 2016 PA Super… Read More

Posted: June 9th, 2016

Superwomen 2016!

Congratulations to Joni Berner, Margaret Klaw, Megan Watson and Lisa Shapson on their continued selection to the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® list; and, also, to Jennifer Dumin, for her selection to Rising Stars. Megan Watson was… Read More

Posted: May 17th, 2016

Balancing Different Manners, Needs of Colleagues

Stephanie Stecklair, The Legal Intelligencer (online) We are all familiar with the adage “happy wife, happy life.” Well, most weeks, I have not one or even two, but five wives. Let me explain. As the… Read More

Posted: May 13th, 2016