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Local Law Firm to Hold Community Seminars on Divorce, Custody

The Law Offices of Jennifer J. Riley will offer two seminars as part of the Community Education Program at Perkiomen Valley High School, in Collegeville. Jennifer J. Riley, Esquire, will be instructing on the Economics of Divorce, from 7 to 9 p.m., May 15, and on Custody and Child Support, from 7 to 9 p.m., June 19.

The Economics of Divorce class is designed for those contemplating divorce or for those already navigating the divorce process. The class focuses on financial matters related to legal rights and obligations during divorce or custody proceedings. Attendees will learn what to expect in terms of financial considerations, support, equitable distribution of property, alimony and child support.

The Custody and Child Support class will cover topics including how custody is shared between parents, LGBT custody arrangements, step-parent rights, alternative custody schedules to benefit children, important factors the court considers when awarding custody, how child support is calculated and paid, and how expenses are shared.

Other topics to be discussed include the “dos and don’ts” of custody, strategies for resolving conflict without appearing in court, and ways to help protect children during times of transition and change.

“Child custody and child support matters can cause the most stress to a parent because parents often feel frustrated by the court system and by what they perceive to be an inability to control the outcome and to protect their children,” Riley says. “This seminar is designed to help educate parents about the laws of Pennsylvania as they impact children and parents, and to help parents turn knowledge into action.”

Cost: $45. Location: Perkiomen Valley High School, Room #134, 509 Gravel Pike, Collegeville. For more information, call 215-283-5080, email [email protected] or visit

May 2017