Montgomery County attorney, Lori K. Shemtob, current President of the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML), recently testified on May 23, 2017 before the Pennsylvania House Judiciary Committee expressing serious concerns regarding Proposed House Bill 1250.
This Proposed Bill would negate the Pennsylvania statewide guidelines from being used to determine alimony pendente lite and spousal support. Ms. Shemtob presented her testimony for approximately ten (10) minutes and then answered questions from the state legislators.
According to Ms. Shemtob, the proposed bill would have serious consequences for the majority of the residents in the state of Pennsylvania necessitating lengthy and costly trials when there are already deviations built into the law, which can be argued by attorneys to protect any unfair results by the use of the guidelines.
Ms. Shemtob has been a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers for 14 years, a national honor currently bestowed on 61 lawyers in Pennsylvania. Ms. Shemtob is a founding partner of the family law firm of Shemtob law, P.C. Her practice focuses on family law, which includes divorce, equitable distribution, alimony, custody, child and spousal support, prenuptial agreements, property settlement and other family law matters. She is an experienced trial lawyer and has been handling these matters for 29 years. Ms. Shemtob is one of only 14 lawyers in the State certified by the AAML as a family law arbitrator. She is also a family lawyer mediator. She has been named a “Super Lawyer” by Philadelphia Magazine from 2006 to present, and was named one of the Top 50 Women Attorneys in Pennsylvania as published in Philadelphia Magazine’s Super Lawyer Section. She is also an adjunct law professor at Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law teaching Pennsylvania Family Law Practice.
Shemtob Law, P.C. is a full service family law firm with six attorneys and six support staff based in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania. The firm assists clients with divorce, custody, child and spousal support and prenuptial agreements.