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The Problem with Joint Legal Custody: When Households Rules Differ

“The American Law Journal” presents “High Tech: Raising the Kids with Today’s Thorny Custody Issues.” Christopher Naughton welcomes family law practitioners Donald F. Spry II of Pennsylvania’s King Spry Herman Freund & Faul, David Ladov of Obermayer Rebman Maxwell & Hippel LLP and Mary Vidas of Blank Rome. Joining the panel is author and director of the Center for Couples & Family Solutions in Englewood, New Jersey, Dr. Debra Castaldo, Ph.D.

The panel examines the most difficult challenges for divorced parents that were rare or unheard of a generation ago: cell phone/internet discipline, homeschooling, corporal punishment, passports and air travel for kids and meeting dad’s girlfriend for the first time.

In an opening feature report the Legal’s Senior Staff Writer Gina Passarella’s interviews family law attorneys Lynne Gold-Bikin of Weber Gallagher Simpson Stapleton & Newby, Julia Swain with Fox Rothschild, Julie Auerbach of Astor Weiss and solo practitioner Lee Schwartz. Program 1512.

This program was nominated for an Emmy award in the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Mid-Atlantic region. For more information, visit