Judy Hayman, Esq. to Serve as Panelist at Bucks County Bar Association Meeting

Doylestown, PA – Judy Hayman, Esq. will serve as a panelist at a family law committee meeting at the Bucks County Bar Association on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 where she will discuss ways to obtain child support from retirement assets in situations where there is no income to attach.

Ms. Hayman is an attorney in the family law practice group at Eastburn and Gray, P.C. She focuses her practice on all family law-related matters including: adoption, child custody, divorce, equitable distribution, pre-nuptial agreements, property settlement agreements, protection from abuse, and child support. Ms. Hayman regularly litigates matters related to divorce, custody and support on behalf of her clients and is a trained mediator and collaborative divorce attorney.

The Bucks County Bar Association is one of the oldest and most active bar associations in the United States. Located in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, the Bucks County Bar Association is dedicated to providing support and fellowship for the advancement of the legal profession. To learn more, or to register for this event, please visit the Bucks County Bar Association’s website, www.bucksbar.org.

The tradition of excellence at the law firm of Eastburn and Gray, P.C. began more than 140 years ago and continues today. With law offices in Doylestown, Bucks County and Blue Bell, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, our experienced attorneys provide high quality legal services throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey.  As a full service firm, Eastburn and Gray attorneys practice in diverse areas of the law, effectively meeting the needs of the firm’s clients.

To learn more about our firm, our practice areas and our attorneys, please visit our website: www.eastburngray.com.

 

Michael E. Peters, Esq. to Speak at 2019 PSTCA Convention

Doylestown, PA – Michael E. Peters, Esq. will deliver remarks to the Pennsylvania State Tax Collectors’ Association’s (PSTCA) Annual Conference on October 12, 2019, in York, Pennsylvania. Mr. Peters’ remarks will address current issues facing tax collectors throughout the Commonwealth, and provide an update on pending tax collector lawsuits. Mr. Peters serves as general counsel to the PSTCA and frequently advises the association’s members on matters relating to real estate tax collection.

In addition to his efforts litigating cases on behalf of tax collectors across the Commonwealth, Mr. Peters represents municipalities in Bucks and Montgomery Counties, as well as private commercial and residential clients before zoning hearing boards and municipal governing bodies in land development and zoning matters. He has appeared in courts of common pleas throughout the Commonwealth and Commonwealth Court in land use and municipal law litigation and appeals. Mr. Peters is a graduate of The Pennsylvania State University and The George Washington University Law School.

The purpose of the PSTCA is to unite collectors of real estate and all other taxes; to provide a means for dissemination of information and education on assessment and tax collecting practices; to engage in publishing constructive reports; and to cooperate with others interested in assessments and taxation. To learn more about the PSTCA, please visit their website, www.pstca.org.

The tradition of excellence at the law firm of Eastburn and Gray, P.C. began more than 140 years ago and continues today. With law offices in Doylestown, Bucks County and Blue Bell, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, our experienced attorneys provide high quality legal services throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey.  As a full service firm, Eastburn and Gray attorneys practice in diverse areas of the law, effectively meeting the needs of the firm’s clients.

To learn more about our firm, our practice areas and our attorneys, please visit our website: www.eastburngray.com.

Curtin & Heefner LLP Partner Paul Cohen presents at “The Probate Process From Start to Finish for Paralegals”

Curtin & Heefner LLP Partner Paul R. Cohen will be presenting with other faculty members “The Probate Process From Start to Finish for Paralegals” on Monday, November 18, 2019. The program will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn Allentown West, 230 Sycamore Road, Breinigsville, PA 18031. The seminar is a paralegal’s guide to help simplify the probate process by developing superior probate skills. Paul R. Cohen is a partner in the law firm of Curtin & Heefner LLP. He is Chair of the Estates, Trust & Tax Department [and is a member of the RealEstate Law, Business & Tax Exempt Financing and Public Sector Law Sections]. Mr. Cohen represents individuals seeking estate planning, often working with financial advisors, accountants and other professionals to provide a complete package of services to the clients. He focuses on ensuring that clients have proper planning to effectuate their distribution goals and also advises on preservation of wealth through proper tax planning. Mr. Cohen has developed a practice working with non-traditional families and members of the LGBT community, including specialized estate planning and life planning. He also advises clients through the process of administering trusts and estates. Curtin & Heefner has provided over 80 years of valued-added service. The firm’s storied history ranges from the local governments to the U.S. Congress, from the area’s emerging businesses to some of the nation’s largest corporations, banks and insurers. The firm is prominently ranked among the top 100 in size in Pennsylvania, and its attorneys are widely recognized as among the best in the nation, providing creative problem solving, thoughtful counseling, aggressive advocacy, and the highest ethical standards. That rich history and versatility form the foundation from which Curtin & Heefner adds value today … and to which it is committed into the future.

Mark R. Fischer, Jr. Elected Partner at High Swartz

High Swartz is pleased to announce that Mark R. Fischer, Jr. has been elected a partner at the law firm.

Mark R. Fischer, Jr. joined High Swartz in 2009 and has focused his practice primarily on representing businesses in breach of contract, payment collection, construction defect, and consumer protection disputes throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

“We are pleased to welcome Mark as the newest partner at High Swartz” said High Swartz Managing Partner Joel D. Rosen. “ His hard work and dedication to his clients and the firm make this a well-deserved achievement.  It’s my pleasure to personally congratulate Mark and look forward to his continued growth at High Swartz.”

“Over the years here at High Swartz, I’ve developed great relationships with my fellow attorneys and our staff, and I really appreciate all that they have done to help me get to this point in my legal career” states Mark Fischer. “This is truly a wonderful place to practice law and I am honored to become a partner at this fine law firm.”

Mark also represents local municipalities, property owners, and individuals in zoning and land development matters, local code enforcement proceedings, real estate disputes, business transactions, and general civil litigation.

Mr. Fischer attended college at Widener University and obtained his law degree from Villanova University. He has been recognized by Super Lawyers as a top-rated civil litigation attorney and serves as Chair of the Montgomery County Law Reporter Committee.

Grace M. Deon, Esq. Speaks at Bucks County Bar Association Bench Bar Conference

Doylestown, PA – Grace M. Deon, Esq. served as a panelist at the 2019 Bucks County Bar Association Bench Bar Conference where she discussed employment law issues in the #metoo era. The seminar took place on September 27, 2019 at the Seaview Hotel in Galloway, New Jersey. Included in the discussion were applicable federal and state laws governing sexual harassment in the workplace, recommended employer policies and training, best practices for internal investigations of sexual harassment complaints, claims against high profile/executive level employees, how to address office romances and ethical and public relations implications specific to sexual harassment. Additional panelists include Tiffanie Benfer, Esq., the Honorable Linda K. Caracappa and the Honorable Cynthia M. Rufe.

Ms. Deon is a shareholder and member of Eastburn and Gray’s management committee. Her practice focuses on Employment, Commercial and Special Education litigation. She previously served as the President of the Bucks County Bar Association.

The Bucks County Bar Association is one of the oldest and most active bar associations in the United States. Located in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, the Bucks County Bar Association is dedicated to providing support and fellowship for the advancement of the legal profession. To learn more, please visit the Bucks County Bar Association’s website, www.bucksbar.org.

 

The tradition of excellence at the law firm of Eastburn and Gray, P.C. began more than 140 years ago and continues today. With law offices in Doylestown, Bucks County and Blue Bell, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, our experienced attorneys provide high quality legal services throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey.  As a full service firm, Eastburn and Gray attorneys practice in diverse areas of the law, effectively meeting the needs of the firm’s clients.

To learn more about our firm, our practice areas and our attorneys, please visit our website: www.eastburngray.com

High Swartz Family Law Attorney Elizabeth C. Early appointed to Family Justice Advisory Board Subcommittee

High Swartz LLP is pleased to announce that Elizabeth C. Early along with 5 others were appointed to the Subcommittee on Support which serves and reports directly to the Montgomery County Family Justice Advisory Board.

The Family Justice Advisory Board (FJAB) of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, the second board of its kind in Pennsylvania, was established by the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas in October of 2018. The Board makes recommendations to the Court, public policy boards and agencies that affect family law in Montgomery County.

Elizabeth C. Early is a family law attorney whose practice areas include divorce, child custody, child support, equitable distribution and protections from abuse. Liz also serves as a court-appointed counsel and guardian for minor children. Liz serves as a court appointed arbitrator in Montgomery County and also accepts private mediations and arbitrations in family law matters. Earlier this year, Liz completed an intensive training program to become a licensed parenting coordinator. Parenting coordination in Pennsylvania is a tool available to parties in contentious custody cases that aims to help those involved resolve minor custody disputes without repeated trips to the court.

“I am excited to be a part of this dynamic and enthusiastic group, says Liz Early. Under the guidance of the Family Justice Advisory Board, we hope to improve the support process where necessary and increase accessibility to the support court system.”

Pennsylvania Courts Release New Video Providing Civics Refresher on the Courts

HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania Courts today released Pennsylvania Justice – Understanding the Courts, a fast-paced, animated video that describes the role and work of the courts.

 

“Facilitating access to justice and protecting the rights and liberties of individuals is the highest priority of Pennsylvania’s courts,” said Court Administrator of Pennsylvania Tom Darr. “The video serves as a refresher on the role and structure of the courts, while enhancing the civics and government curriculum taught to secondary-education students across Pennsylvania.”

 

Developed and produced by the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts, the four-minute video is aimed at a broad audience including high-school students, potential jurors or anyone looking for a greater understanding of the Pennsylvania judiciary.

 

The video details the role of the courts in a democracy, the structure of the Pennsylvania court system including jury service and how various types of cases advance through the system.

 

Using animated graphics and case examples, the video highlights each level of Pennsylvania’s court system including:

  1. Supreme Court
  2. Superior Court
  3. Commonwealth Court
  4. Court of Common Pleas
  5. Magisterial District Courts and Philadelphia Municipal Court

 

The video simplifies the seemingly intricate organization of Pennsylvania’s judiciary and its appeals process.

 

Watch the video now, interact with us on social media or visit pacourts.us.

Judy Hayman, Esq. Approved Parenting Coordinator

Doylestown, PA – Judy Hayman, Esq. is an approved Parenting Coordinator by the Bucks County Family Court after having completed all requisite training under Pennsylvania’s new rule which went into effect on March 1, 2019.

 

The Parenting Coordination program was reinstated by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court and allows the Court to appoint a parenting coordinator to resolve parenting issues arising from the custody order issued in a case. The Parenting Coordinator may address issues such as transitions between households; variations from the parenting plan for special events; school issues; child-care arrangements; extra-curricular activities; and other matters related to implementing the parenting plan. The Parenting Coordinator is a trained facilitator appointed by the Court to foster communication and agreement conducive to the best interests of the children.

 

Ms. Hayman is a Shareholder in the firm’s Family Law practice group. She has more than ten years of experience in all aspects of family and matrimonial law, including child custody, divorce, equitable distribution, pre-nuptial agreements, property settlement agreements, protection from abuse, and child support. In addition to traditional litigation representation for family law issues, Ms. Hayman provides alternative dispute resolution services to clients and she is trained in Collaborative Law and Mediation.

Grace M. Deon, Esq. served as a community leader speaker at Quakertown Community Center’s (QCC) 2nd Annual Leadership Forum on September 17, 2019

Ms. Deon discussed the youth, family and community benefits derived from after school programs similar to the one offered by QCC known as “The Drop”. Some of the benefits include a reduction in youth drug use and criminal behavior; improved school performance, behavior and attendance; and added support for those suffering from depression, anxiety or other mental health issues.

“The Drop” is staffed by volunteers between 3:00 and 6:00pm three days a week and it provides a safe haven and welcoming, supportive environment for area youth to enjoy positive peer interaction and age appropriate recreational activities.

As a board member of “NAMI” and a member of a forum assembled by D.A. Weintraub focusing on grandparents raising their grandchildren due to the opioid epidemic, Ms. Deon noted that local educators, counselors and grandparents have another valuable resource through “The Drop.”

Ms. Deon is a shareholder and member of Eastburn and Gray’s management committee and has practiced law for 27 years. Her practice focuses on Employment, Commercial and Special Education litigation. She previously served as the President of the Bucks County Bar Association. She has resided in Bucks County for 42 years, and for more than three decades, she has actively participated as a board member and fundraiser for numerous non-profit agencies throughout Bucks County.

Salzer Presents CLE at the Shore

Doylestown, PA – Partner Robert J. Salzer of Williams Family Law, P.C. was a featured presenter recently at “Riding the Waves of Life: Divorce, Custody, and Support in an Ever-Changing World,” at the “CLE Down the Shore” event hosted by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, the educational arm of the Pennsylvania Bar Association.

 

In the program, Salzer and a panel of attorneys from firms around the region addressed support, custody and divorce in both case law and practical application for attorneys and legal professionals. Panelists included Kelly Fazzini of Hangley Aronchick, Eileen Murphy of Berner Klaw & Watson and Aaron Weems of Fox Rothschild. The discussion was moderated by Jonathan Hoffman of Cozen O’Connor.

 

An experienced trial attorney, Salzer focuses his practice on financially complex, high net worth family law matters including alimony/spousal support, divorce, equitable distribution, marital agreements, child support, child custody and prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. He is a co-author of “Stress-Free Divorce,” a book designed to help anyone considering or in the midst of a divorce identify and overcome common obstacles to as smooth a resolution as possible. He is a frequent presenter on issues involved in family law.