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The New Year’s Resolution

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!