May 16, 2012

Neff v. Neff BUCKS COUNTY LAW REPORTER 417 (2011)

NEFF V. NEFF BUCKS COUNTY LAW REPORTER 417 (2011) Husband appeals the entry of an order for equitable distribution alleging this Court erroneously excluded inheritance funds received by Wife from the marital estate. 1. Inheritance funds received by a spouse, even though commingled with a joint account, do not necessarily lose their identity as a non-marital asset […]

May 15, 2012

Summers v. Summers | Equitable distribution and Engagement Ring

Summers v. Summers 2012 BCBA 85 Bucks Co. L. Rep Husband appeals the court’s order regarding division of property subject to equitable distribution pursuant t o 23 Pa.C.S. §§3501 and 3502 alleging inter alia; that the court erroneously included the amount Husband received as a result of a personal injury settlement as marital property; possession of an engagement […]

2012 Equitable Distribution Case, MacDougall v. MacDougall

MacDougall v. MacDougall  2012 BCBA   85 Bucks Co. L. Rep. Wife appeals this Court’s Order denying her petition for contempt alleging that Husband violated the terms of an Equitable Distribution Agreement by failing to pay a portion of his pension’s cost of living allowance increase. Domestic relations – Equitable distribution agreement – Cost of living allowance […]

April 24, 2012

Revised Common Level Ratio, Philadelphia 2012 Tax Assessment Appeals

2012 PA Tax Assessment Appeals – State Rules on Revised Common Level Ratio for Philadelphia Good news came to property owners can file a tax assessment appeal challenging their 2012 Philadelphia Real Estate Tax Assessments. The ongoing dispute between the City of Philadelphia and the State Tax Equalization Board (“STEB”) resulted in a decision by […]

April 17, 2012

Diamond Engagement Ring

Diamond Engagement Ring Husband gave Wife an heirloom diamond ring as an engagement ring prior to their marriage. Husband was in possession of this ring at the time of the hearing. N.T., 5/31/11, p. 14. Both parties agreed that the value of the ring was approximately $20,000.00. Id.; Husband’s Prehearing Stmt., p. 3. Based on Wife’s credible testimony, we […]

Recognizing Parental Alienation

Recognizing Parental Alienation By Robin L. Jessie-Green When couples separate, it is often due to differences in beliefs, attitude, or opinion, which cause them to grow apart. Even if these changes in relating are amicable, when it comes to deciding what is believed to be in the best interest of children caught in the middle, […]

April 7, 2012

First Entry

Today is my first Blog Entry