Attorney Steven Hurvitz, practices commercial, real estate, and family law

Attorney Julia Cronin Rater, practices Family Law
Real Estate Law, Landlord-Tenant Law, Collaborative Law

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March 1, 2013

Firm attorneys write chapter in new custody law book

McQuaide Blasko shareholders Steven Hurvitz and Julia Cronin Rater have co-authored a chapter in the Pennsylvania Bar Institute's new book, Custody Law & Practice in Pennsylvania.

Members of the firm's family law practice group, Mr. Hurvitz and Ms. Rater joined two other attorneys in writing the chapter on relocation in custody cases. The chapter considers matters including notice and procedural requirements, emergency jurisdiction, and international custody disputes.

A comprehensive resource for attorneys representing clients in custody cases, the 528-page PBI publication features a detailed analysis of the new Child Custody Act, major issues of custody law and practice, and the future outlook in custody law. The treatise was written by a team of family law professionals including attorneys, judges, psychologists, and academicians, addressing the philosophical, substantive, procedural, tactical, and ethical considerations of handling custody cases.

Mr. Hurvitz is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association's Family Law Section executive committee and a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Ms. Rater is a member of the Centre County Child Advocacy Center advisory committee and the Central Counties Collaborative Law Community.

The Pennsylvania Bar Institute is the continuing-education arm of the Pennsylvania Bar Association.