Archive: Agreements

Full House? Why Wait? Mediate!

Full House? Why Wait? Mediate! Is your house feeling a little too FULL lately? Mary-Kate Olsen, former child star of the television sitcom “Full House” thought so recently when she asked a Manhattan, New York… Read More

Do Marital Settlement Agreements Need a Force Majeure Provision?

The Legal Intelligencer (online Family Law column), April 2020 Pennsylvania Law Weekly, May 2020 Unless you have been living under a rock for the last four weeks, you know how COVID-19 has upended the nation…. Read More

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

Sharing College Costs (Weber v. Weber)

One of the questions that I am often asked in consultations or in connection with dissolving a marriage is “What about college?” Many couples share an expectation that their children will pursue higher education. The… Read More

Posted: August 8th, 2019

Who Gets the Dog? Prenups 101

Margy Klaw and Eileen Murphy had fun with this topic when speaking with Wharton MBA candidates and Penn law students today. The event was sponsored by Wharton’s Common Cents Club, founded earlier this year. Common… Read More

Posted: November 7th, 2017

A ‘See You in Court’ Mentality May Stifle Good Lawyering

It’s unfair to be too critical of lawyers who are quick to throw up their hands at preliminary junctures of civil disputes and repeat the oh-so-common mantra, “See you in court!” After all, we were… Read More