Williams Family Law Newsletter

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News from Williams Family Law
May 2017

Firm Announcements

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Happenings & Headlines

From Our Family Law Blog

Please visit our blog where we share legal insights, thoughts on legal news and much more. Below are some of our most recent posts.

• How Do I Get Reimbursed for 'Unreimbursed' Medical Expenses?

• Comment Period Closes on Proposed Rule on Parent Coordinators

• Tax Season and We're Separated: Things Both Parties Should Consider

• 3 Reasons Why Postnuptial Agreements are on the Rise

• Know PA Wiretapping Law: Think Before You Record Your Ex

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Happenings & Headlines

BARC Developmental Services Spring Dance Supported By Williams Family Law
Our Bucks County family law attorneys were pleased to sponsor the 2017 Spring Formal organized by BARC Developmental Services. About 180 people, including supported individuals, family, friends, and sponsors, attended the event on April 8, which took place at Franconia Heritage Restaurant. Read More...

Robert J. Salzer Attends 'Gathering of Heroes' Scholarship Fundraiser
Williams Family Law partner Robert J. Salzer recently had the opportunity to meet Hershel W. "Woody" Williams, the last surviving Medal of Honor recipient for actions in the Battle of Iwo Jima, at a fundraiser for the Marine Corps-Law Enforcement Foundation (MC-LEF). Williams Family Law was proud to be a sponsor of the event, which raised money to fund scholarships for children of U.S. Marines and federal law enforcement personnel killed in the line of duty. Read More...

Firm Announcements

Top AttorneysSuburban Life Magazine Names Williams Family Law 'Top Attorneys'

We are proud to announce that the Bucks County divorce attorneys at Williams Family Law have been named among the "Top Attorneys" for 2017 by Suburban Life magazine in the practice area of divorce and family law.

Read more about this announcement: Suburban Life Magazine Names Williams Family Law 'Top Attorneys'

Jeff WilliamsJeffrey M. Williams Organizes AAML PA Spring Retreat

As president-elect of the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Managing Partner Jeffrey M. Williams was responsible for planning the organization's annual spring retreat. The two-day continuing education event brought together Pennsylvania's leading family law practitioners to share the latest in law practice trends and issues.

Read more about this announcement: Jeffrey M. Williams Organizes AAML PA Spring Retreat

Martindale-Hubbell Ranks Williams Family Law Managing Partner Tops in the Field

Martindale-Hubbell The gold standard in attorney ratings, the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings program has recognized lawyers for their strong legal ability and high ethical standards for more than a century. Williams Family Law is proud to announce that our founder, Jeffrey M. Williams, again has been recognized with the highest rating possible, AV Preeminent.

Read more about this announcement: Martindale-Hubbell Ranks Williams Family Law Managing Partner Tops in the Field

Did You Know?

Frequently Asked Questions
at Williams Family Law

Q: I have strong feelings about which school I want my child to attend, but my ex-spouse doesn't agree with me. Can I enroll my child in the school of my choice without my ex-spouse's consent?

A: The choice of a school can be a contentious issue between parents with shared custody of their children. Pennsylvania School Code states that when "parents reside in different school districts due to separation, divorce or other reason, the child may attend school in the district of residence of the parent with whom the child lives for a majority of the time." Beyond that, it states only that if both parents have equal physical custody, they can make a decision about which school district to choose. But that is easier said than done, when parents do not agree. Read more here...

Q: I helped to raise my stepchild and now my spouse and I are divorcing. Do I have any custodial rights to my non-biological child?

A: In Pennsylvania, biological parents are not the only people who can seek physical or legal custody of a child. It is possible to gain custodial rights to a stepchild if the stepparent is deemed by the court to stand in loco parentis to the child. Read more here...

Featured Practice Area: Domestic Partnerships and Cohabitation Agreements

When two people decide to live together, it is common for the domestic partners/cohabitants to make joint purchases and share items and expenses. While domestic partnerships most commonly include gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered couples, they also can include heterosexual couples who decide to live together but do not intend to marry. Regardless of the situation, it is important for domestic partners to have a formal plan to protect their assets, children, financial interests and overall rights in the event of death or termination of their relationship. The family law attorneys at Williams Family Law, P.C., are available to offer their extensive knowledge and valuable assistance to prevent most of the legal complications that may occur in domestic partnerships.

Find out more about the legal details involved in Domestic Partnerships and Cohabitation Agreements.

Civil War Museum Around Town: Ralph Stover State Park

As part of a Bucks County law firm, we live and work in a beautiful area in the Greater Philadelphia region. One of the jewels of the Doylestown area, where are our office is located, is Ralph Stover State Park. The 45 acres of parkland north of Doylestown include Tohickon Creek and the beautiful vistas of High Rocks, a sheer rock face popular with seasoned climbers. Hiking, fishing and kayaking are other popular activities for visitors to the park, which takes its name from Ralph Stover, who owned and operated a water-powered grist mill on the site in the late 18th century.

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Williams Family Law, P.C. is a premier family law firm based in Bucks County, Pa. The firm provides individuals with matrimonial and family law legal counsel and representation in alimony, child support, child custody, divorce, domestic partnership and cohabitation, grandparents' custody rights, equitable distribution, marital settlement agreements, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, separation agreements, spousal support, matrimonial taxation and related matters. The family law attorneys also provide guidance and representation in alternative dispute resolution forums, handling mediation, arbitration and custody dispute resolution. The practice at Williams Family Law centers on four core principles: experienced guidance, compassionate advice, powerful advocacy and knowledge of the local courts and counsel. The firm prides itself on leadership within the profession and a strong record of success.

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