BKW Blog

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

PBJ Top 25

PBJ Top 25

No, that’s not a reference to Peanut Butter & Jelly! BKW was honored at the Philadelphia Business Journal’s Brotherly Love, Sisterly Affection Awards presentation on Thursday, April 7 for inclusion in the Top 25 Law… Read More

Posted: April 7th, 2016

Great Expectations: Tips for a Healthy Family Law Practice

Lisa Shapson, The Legal Intelligencer (online) There is a lot on the Internet and social media about healthy relationship splits and mediation, but what about the attorney in the middle of all this? How do… Read More

Posted: March 26th, 2016

Some Stepparents Have to Pay Child Support in Pennsylvania

Lisa Shapson, The Legal Intelligencer (online) On Dec. 29, 2015, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court held in A.S. v. I.S., 8 MAP 2015 (Pa. 2015), that when a stepparent takes affirmative legal steps to assume the… Read More

Posted: February 23rd, 2016