Archive: News

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

BKW website named in Top 10 of 2015 . . .

Not sure who nominated us*, but Thanks! Berner Klaw & Watson LLP was named in the Lawyerist’s Best Law-Firm Websites, 2015 Edition. Thanks are in order as well to our truly outstanding website designer, Beth… Read More

Posted: February 25th, 2015

Congratulations Megan!

We are proud to announce that BKW partner, Megan Watson, will be honored as a Distinguished Advocate by Philadelphia’s Support Center for Child Advocates at their annual benefit on April 22, 2015 at the Crystal… Read More

Posted: January 6th, 2015

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

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