Recent Firm News & Publications:
Commencing November 2017, David N. Hofstein began his two year term as President of the national Foundation of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. The Foundation protects children and families by providing financial grants to eligible organization throughout the United States that help families. The Foundation has awarded grants in virtually every state, including in Pennsylvania: the Clearfield County League on Social Services, the Parental Stress Center in Pittsburgh, Kids Voice in Pittsburgh, the Support Center for Child Advocates in Philadelphia, Philadelphia VIP, and the Women’s Center of Montgomery County.
Scott J.G. Finger was selected as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer and Rising Star for 2017.
Charles J. Meyer served as a panelist at the Advanced Issues in Divorce conference of the Pennsylvania Institute of CPAs (PICPA) in Philadelphia in October 2016. The program was entitled "Identification of Deferred Income and Assets During Divorce" and dealt with the recognition of new and different forms of executive compensation, including whether they should be considered income for support purposes or assets in equitable distribution.
Charles J. Meyer and Scott J.G. Finger authored an article entitled "Requiring Parents to Pay for College Education is Unconstitutional", which was featured in The Legal Intelligencer in October 2016.
Ellen Goldberg Weiner gave a presentation entitled "Custody - A Practical Approach to Take" at Gloria's Place in Philadelphia in May 2016.
David N. Hofstein and Scott J. G. Finger were members of a panel discussing "hot tips" in technology for family law practitioners before the Family Law Section of the Montgomery County Bar Association in May 2016.
Charles J. Meyer lectured for the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellows at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in April 2016. The discussion focused on how divorce and custody law impacts the practice of psychiatry.
David N. Hofstein was a moderator of a panel addressing the practical aspects of a custody evaluation from the different perspectives of a judge, evaluator and lawyer for the Family Law Section of the Montgomery County Bar Association in April 2016.
David N. Hofstein participated in a panel speaking on the ethics of family law for Philadelphia VIP volunteers in April 2016.
Ellen Goldberg Weiner gave a presentation entitled "Custody - What the Courts Are Thinking" at the People's Emergency Center in Philadelphia in April 2016.
Charles J. Meyer, Justin Soulen and Ellen Goldberg Weiner authored an article titled Child Support Determinations in High Income Families - A Survey of the Fifty States, which was featured in the Journal of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers in April 2016.
Scott J.G. Finger was elected a Shareholder of Hofstein Weiner & Meyer, P.C. in January 2016.
David N. Hofstein was elected as President-Elect, 2015-2017, of the national Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Foundation, the charitable arm of the 1600 member American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. The Foundation devotes its efforts to giving grants to charitable organizations throughout the country that provide services to the families and children of separation and divorce.
Charles J. Meyer spoke at the November 2015 American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Annual Meeting in Chicago. Mr. Meyer’s panel discussion was entitled “For Love or Money: Child Support with the High Earner”, and included discussions on how such high end support matters are handled by courts in the 50 states, and strategies for both payors and payees on how to best present their case.
Scott J.G. Finger's article, Jewish Divorce for Same-Sex Couples in 2015, was featured in The Legal Intelligencer in October 2015.
Charles J. Meyer participated in a Panel Discussion at the October 2015 Divorce Conference sponsored by the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants, entitled “Real Estate Assets and Liabilities”. The program included discussions on strategies related to the division of personal and business real estate and associated income issues in family law matters.
Scott J.G. Finger was a presenter in a panel on "Appellate Practice" at the Doris Jonas Freed Inn of Court in October 2015.
Charles J. Meyer was a Course Planner and Speaker at the October 2015 conference co-sponsored by the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts and the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers in Washington, D.C. The course was entitled “Shared Legal Custody: Should There be a Presumption”.
Charles J. Meyer was installed as President of the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers at the organization’s July 2015 meeting at the Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.
Scott J.G. Finger's article, Planning for a Child's Divorce When Establishing a Trust, was featured in The Legal Intelligencer in July 2015.
Scott J.G. Finger's article, Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts in Event of a Divorce, was featured in The Legal Intelligencer in July 2015.
David N. Hofstein was the featured speaker at the April 2015 Annual Family Law Seminar in Louisville sponsored by the Kentucky Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and the Louisville Bar Association's Family Law Section. Mr. Hofstein's presentation focused on equitable division of large marital estates.
Scott J.G. Finger was a presenter in a panel on "Representing the Self-employed Client in a Support Case" at the Nicholas Cipriani Inn of Court in February 2015.
Ellen Goldberg Weiner concluded a successful two-year term, from 2012-2014, as President of Temple Sinai in Cinnaminson, New Jersey.