Attorney Julie Auerbach was interviewed yesterday on “The American Law Journal” presents “The Problem with Joint Legal Custody: When Household Rules Differ” .

The Problem With Joint Legal Custody On Monday’s ‘The American Law Journal’

The Legal Intelligencer

March 31, 2017

“Today courts are leaning more towards 50/50,” says family law practitioner Julie Auerbach. But are judges equipped to handle what divorced couples argue most about when raising kids these days?

Tonight at 7 p.m. on the Philadelphia CNN-News affiliate WFMZ-TV, “The American Law Journal” presents, “The Problems With Joint Legal Custody: When Household Rules Differ.” Christopher Naughton welcomes family law practitioners Donald F. Spry II of King, Spry, Herman, Freund & Faul; David Ladov of Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel; and Mary Vidas of Blank Rome. Joining the discussion is author and director for the Center for Couples and Family Solutions, Dr. Debra Castaldo.

The program examines the most difficult challenges facing divorced parents that were rare or unheard of a generation ago: cellphone/internet discipline, homeschooling, passports and air travel for kids, corporal punishment and “meeting dad’s girlfriend” for the first time. In an opening feature report, The American Lawyer executive editor Gina Passarella interviews family law attorneys Lynne Gold-Bikin of Weber Gallagher Simpson Stapleton Fires & Newby, Julia Swain of Fox Rothschild, Auerbach of Astor Weiss Kaplan & Mandel and solo practitioner Lee Schwartz.

“The American Law Journal” is the recent winner of two mid-Atlantic Emmy Awards for 2016.

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