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How Can I Successfully Co-Parent This Summer?


Co-parenting in the summer can present significant challenges, even for parents who have established a child custody plan that works well the rest of the year. If both parents are working and the children are young and cannot be left alone, then it is highly likely that an entirely new co-parenting plan must be worked

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Summer Child Care Tips for Single Parents


For single parents, it can be hard to juggle work and family time during the summertime. When your children are off for the summer, parents must make decisions on how to occupy their children’s time while they are at work. For many parents, childcare costs are too expensive and for young children, there are not

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Divorce Records Are Public


Separating couples who go through divorce proceedings may not realize what happens in court may become public record. This does not mean that it will be broadcasted on the local news. However, in some states, interested parties can request copies of divorce petitions and final divorce decrees from county clerks or obtain them through other

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Medical Marijuana and Child Custody


What is the impact of medical marijuana in a custody case?  With Pennsylvania legalizing marijuana for certain medicinal purposes, questions arrive how a parent’s use of medical marijuana will impact the Court’s award of custody.  In a recent case the Superior Court held that a parent’s use of marijuana, even if legally prescribed, may be

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Divorce Considerations for 2020 and Beyond


For some couples, the year of 2020 will not just mark the turn of a new decade, it will be the year they start their divorce proceedings. Although many aspects of getting a divorce stay the same from year to year, others tend to shift with times and regulations. For that reason, anyone contemplating a

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January, The Month of Divorce


The holidays can be difficult, particularly for married couples. Unstable marriages seemingly cannot overcome the added holiday stress at this time of year. Perhaps that is why January is unofficially classified as the “divorce month”, where most divorces happen compared to any other time of the year. All marriages are different, and divorce can happen

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Keeping the Magic in Christmas in Separate Houses


Celebrating Christmas in two separate houses can be difficult for children with divorced parents. However, it can also be difficult on the parents as well, especially when it comes to giving gifts. It is important to avoid doubling up on toys, electronics, and clothes, but that may happen if you and your ex-spouse fail to

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How Can I Be Grateful on Thanksgiving During My Divorce?


For recently divorced individuals, it is difficult to manage holidays without their spouse. Many people are used to a holiday routine that included their ex-spouse and children. However, divorce often changes this routine. This might leave an individual uncomfortable and ungrateful during the Thanksgiving holiday. Despite these feelings, it is important to take steps to

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What do I do if my ex is Not Following Our Divorce Agreement?


Your final divorce agreement outlines how you and your former spouse handle items such as alimony, child custody, child support, and how the martial property is divided. It is likely that a lot of planning and compromise went into the divorce agreement but is it not uncommon for one spouse to decide they are not

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Child Custody and Extracurricular Activities


Divorce comes with different issues. When children are involved, it could make the situation even more complicated, especially when the adult parties cannot come to an agreement regarding their children. When it comes to child custody and extracurricular activities, you may be wondering what you can and cannot do when scheduling activities for your child.

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A Message to Our Clients About Coronavirus COVID-19:

We want to assure everyone that during this unprecedented and difficult time, we are still operating and will continue to meet all the legal needs of the residents of the Delaware Valley. While the Governor’s recent orders have restricted our ability to maintain and run our physical offices, Eckell Sparks has deployed a variety of applications and hardware that allows both our attorneys and our support staff to work remotely from home, prepare legal documents, confer with clients remotely, and provide consultations to those seeking legal advice. For more than 50 years, our Firm has been a force in the Delaware Valley legal community. And by leveraging technology, we will continue to do so both during, and after, the current public health emergency.

So, if you need us, we are here. Do you have a question about whether it’s more beneficial to file your taxes by April 15, despite the postponement of the filing deadlines? Are you an employer and don’t know what to do under all the new Corona-virus laws being passed in Washington? Were you injured in a car accident either before, or during, the current crisis? Call or email us. We can help. www.eckellsparks.com 610-565-3700.

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