All posts by Karen Miller

National Get Over It Day on March 9th

March 9th is National Get Over It Day. The impetus behind National Get Over It Day is fairly self-explanatory. If there has been something bothering you, you are to use the day to overcome the issue. National Get Over It [...Read More]

Mediation – an Inside Look

What is mediation? Mediation is a voluntary, alternative dispute resolution process in which a neutral third party is appointed to assist the parties in reaching a mutually agreeable settlement.  Mediation can be used in the following family law cases: divorce, [...Read More]

National Adoption Day

November 17th was National Adoption Day.  Adoptions are one of the few truly joyous moments that a family law practitioner has the honor of facilitating.  Pennsylvania has an Adoption Act codified at 23 Pa.C.S. § 2101, et seq. which discusses [...Read More]

Custody Schedules During the Holidays

As some of the major holidays are approaching, now is an excellent time to locate and dust off your custody order and read through it, especially those paragraphs that discuss Trick-or-Treat, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanza and/or New Years. If the [...Read More]

National Grief Awareness Day on August 30th

August 30th is National Grief Awareness Day. Grief is not only managing the feelings of a loss of a loved one or close friend but also enduring an extreme change in lifestyle. Family law litigation, including divorce, custody and support [...Read More]

Collaborative Law: The Nuts and Bolts

What is Collaborative Law? Collaborative law is a voluntary process that parties enter into which allows them to settle their disputes without court intervention. The collaborative process is unique in that it is interdisciplinary.  The parties must each be represented [...Read More]