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We send heartfelt greetings to you for a healthy, happy, peaceful, and safe holiday season and New Year.  P lease be sure to click the links below to "like" us on  Facebook and follow us on Twitter , where you can stay connected instantly with what's happening here at the Firm.  Below is a taste of what has been happening since our last newsletter to you.
Faye has been recognized as a Top Rated Lawyer in 2017 by (see  here).
On September 24, 2017 Jim Cushing celebrated his fifteenth year with the Firm; happy anniversary to him!
On November 15, 2017 Jim was featured in the 2017 Christian Legal Clinics of Philadelphia promotional video highlighting the pro bono work he has done for the underprivileged in the Philadelphia area (see  here).
The following articles by our attorneys were published:
  • Parties in Dependency: Proper Notice and Participation is Essential, by James W. Cushing, Esq., published on July 11, 2017 in The Legal Intelligencer (see here) and reprinted in the Pennsylvania Family Lawyer in its October 2017 edition, Volume39, No. 3 (see  here)  The stakes in a dependency matter are extremely high. Indeed, one's parental rights over his child could be forever terminated in such a matter, so it is imperative that the parties involved receive sufficient notification of the hearings which take place and are given a full opportunity to participate. The trial court, in In the Interest of K.S., a Minor, Appeal of A.L.W., 2017 WL 1162449, has made it clear that proper notice and participation of the parties is absolutely essential in a dependency case.
  • Dependent on Child Support in Dependency, by James W. Cushing, Esq., originally published on June 29, 2017 in The Legal Intelligencer (see here) and reprinted in the Pennsylvania Family Lawyer in its October 2017 edition, Volume39, No. 3 (see here)  It is widely known that it is public policy is to ensure children receive the support they need from their parents. In the vast majority of cases, a child support obligation terminates when a child reaches the age of majority (age 18) or graduates from high school, whichever is later, however, the Superior Court of Pennsylvania, in the recent matter of Somerset County Children and Youth Services v. H.B.R., 155 A.3d 627 (Pa. Super. 2017), has addressed the atypical situation when a child reaches the age of majority yet still remains subject to a dependency order.
  • Vacant Property is Irredeemable After Sheriff Sale, Commonwealth Rules, by James W. Cushing, Esq. published on October 3, 2017 in Upon Further Review (see here)  If one wishes to take advantage of his right to redeem a piece of real estate subsequent to a sheriff's sale, it is critical to act in a timely manner, otherwise one may miss the opportunity to do so.
  • Enforcing Marital Agreements According to the Law of the Case, by James W. Cushing, Esq. published on October 3, 2017 in The Legal Intelligencer (see here) In the matter of Bienert v. Bienert, 2017 Pa.Super. 255, Case No. 17-1288 (Pa. Super. Aug. 7, 2017), the Superior Court of Pennsylvania has clarified the enforceability of marital property agreements (MSA) executed prior to the filing of a divorce but entered into while the husband and wife were separated. 

We have led the following seminars:
  • On November 30, 2017, Jim spoke to the John Jay Institute Fellowship at Cairn University regarding the practice of law and vocation (see  here)
  • On December 6, 2017 Faye was a presenter at the National Business Institute (NBI) seminar "Human Resource Law: What You Need to Know" (see here)

Faye's blog has had the following posts:
Faye shares nuggets of wisdom and law drawn from her forty-four (44) years of experience as a practicing attorney.  We hope that you find the blog informative and helpful.
Be sure also to check out and follow Jim's blog  Judicial Support  from time to time, which you can find here.
The Firm will help you aggressively navigate the complicated legal system.  Please contact us with your questions and concerns. Telephone consultations are welcome. Notary services also available.  We also serve the Deaf Community as one of our attorneys is conversant in American Sign Language. 
We help you with matters regarding business, contracts, and taxes; civil rights and discrimination; disability issues; estate planning and litigation (wills, trusts, guardianships, powers of attorney); family law (divorce, support, visitation, custody, paternity, PFA, nuptial agreements, adoptions, name changes); employment and labor (severance agreements and contracts, non-compete agreements, union matters), unemployment compensation, pension, ERISA, wage and hour, and real estate (agreements, settlements, foreclosures, quiet title, ejectment, zoning, and landlord-tenant).
We welcome hearing news of you and invite you to be in touch with us about recent events, accomplishments, and happenings. 
Law Office of Faye Riva Cohen, P.C.
2047 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
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