Category: Family Law News

Child Witness May Testify About Abuse

January 21, 2012 | Blog, Family Law News

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On remand from the U.S. Supreme Court, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has affirmed the conviction of a father who twisted and broke his 7 month-old son’s arm. Com. v. Allshouse (January 20, 2012). A 4 year-old sibling witnessed the abuse and described it to a CYF case worker who interviewed her at her grandparents’ home a week after the injury. A couple of weeks later, the daughter repeated her story […]

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BV Source Becomes Family Law Source

November 28, 2011 | Blog, Family Law News

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For the past three years, I have published family law news and analysis on my legal blog. My blog was named BV Source because of my initials and my blog’s emphasis on business valuation (BV) issues in divorce. As the scope of my blog has expanded, the time has arrived to rename the site and move it to a new URL. From now on, BV Source will be known as […]

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Introducing “The Anti-Antagonist”

October 12, 2011 | Blog, Family Law News

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Those who know me know that I encourage settlement. Of course, there are times when we must go to war, but often we end up making peace, sometimes even after a battle or skirmish. One possible avenue for achieving settlement is mediation, and one of the best-known divorce mediators in our area is Ann L. Begler. I’ve known Ann for many years, both in her former law practice and today […]

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Brewing Up a Cure 2011

October 09, 2011 | Blog, Family Law News

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This event was so much fun, I decided to post a picture. Here’s me with two members of the Steel City Derby Demons, a Pittsburgh women’s roller derby team that competes in the North Hills. They were some of the featured guests (along with dozens of home-brewed and local craft beers) at “Brewing Up a Cure 2011,” a cystic fibrosis fundraiser organized by the Three Rivers Underground Brewers (T.R.U.B.). At […]

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