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Cirko v. Commissioner of SSA

Cirko v. Commissioner of SSA

At the heart of Cirko is that claimants have statutory rights to due process hearings before an ALJ with a valid appointment and that harm is presumed from the fact that they did not have a hearing before a properly appointed officer.

Posted: May 11th, 2020
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No One Cares About Your Affair

No One Cares About Your Affair

          No one cares about your affair. One of the questions that often arises in divorce consultations is infidelity. Sometimes it is emotional infidelity but, usually, it is the earthier type…. Read More

Posted: May 4th, 2020
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Arbitration as an Alternative to Litigation

Arbitration as an Alternative to Litigation

While most attorneys seek to help clients through negotiating and resolving issues to avoid any need to file complaints and go to court, there are times when a third party is needed to decide a… Read More

What To Do While Stuck At Home: Case Management Self-Health Check

You have now been given a moment to stop, think and breathe. Use it wisely. Decide that if a legal separation or divorce is the best option for you, what does the big picture look like for your family?

What To Do While Stuck At Home:  Case Management Self-Health Check

Lisa Shapson, The Legal Intelligencer (online) and Pennsylvania Law Weekly  Family Lawyers:  It’s a Good Time for a Case Management Self-Health Check As my kids have grown from young elementary school students to middle school… Read More

Posted: April 21st, 2020
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Wedding Planning? Consult with a Divorce Attorney First!

Wedding Planning? Consult with a Divorce Attorney First!

You’re engaged – Congratulations! After calling your family and friends, you probably Googled how to plan the perfect wedding, which led to lots of websites advising you on what steps you need to take. Somehow,… Read More

Posted: April 14th, 2020
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We’re All in This Together

We're All in This Together

“Before we can recover, we must survive.” That’s what Governor Tom Wolf said recently during a virtual press conference regarding Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). That’s pretty intense, right?! I repeated those words a couple of… Read More

Posted: March 30th, 2020
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The COVID-19 Financial Fallout – Child Support

The COVID-19 Financial Fallout - Child Support

The fallout of mandatory orders to “stay home” is financial. If you have lost your job . . . you must proactively apply to have your monthly support amount modified. Unemployment income is still considered income, so you will still need to pay child support.

Posted: March 30th, 2020
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