Family Law Unraveled

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The New Year’s Resolution

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Okay, so it’s a little late, but here I am, inaugurating a blog about family law as I live and breathe it. My resolution for 2010 is to share stories from the trenches and ideas from the tower about the practice of family law in Philadelphia at this particular time on earth. It’s so endlessly interesting – the complexities of relationships between parents and children; the strategic approaches lawyers need to take with different judges; the ever expanding definition of what constitutes a family; even the lousy day in court – what happened? Why? And then there’s Joe Hoeffel running on a pro-gay marriage platform for governor of Pennsylvania – mind boggling. There’s so much to talk about.

And why did it take me so long to act on my New Year’s resolution? Because of all of your New Year’s resolutions! Every year, starting at 9 a.m. on January 2nd, multitudes of people call our office – new clients or clients who met with us long ago but put everything on hold until the holidays are over. Or those who made the decision during those long holidays that Never Again would they be spent with this particular spouse. Getting divorced must surely be the second most common New Year’s resolution after going to the gym. So I have been very very busy helping these clients move their New Year’s resolutions forward and I am just getting the breathing space to pay attention to mine.

Happy New Year and welcome to familylawunraveled!

2 thoughts on “The New Year’s Resolution

  1. Jo says:

    As Margy points out, there is nothing like togetherness over a holiday to promote divorce (and the battering of people.) Those of us in the Mid-Atlantic states have just been snowed in for a week. I wonder what the effects of that will be? Nine months after a 24 hour blackout in NYC, the birthrate went way up! My New Year’s resolution (other than going to the gym) will be to actually comment on my friends and sisters’ postings instead of reading quickly and passing on. Here’s the first, Margy!

  2. susan says:

    almost time for Blog number 2…

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