Child Custody in ‘High Tech’ on Tonight’s The American Law Journal, Philadelphia CNN-News Affiliate WFMZ-TV, Video Online Now

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A New Age of Technology Changes the Landscape for Joint Legal Custody Battles


Gina Passarella Cipriani, Christopher Naughton, Esq., Valerie Jones

“When it’s appropriate for children having access to technology, the internet, cell phones… the courts are not up to speed as fast as everyone else is. So a lot of the judges and the attorneys are grappling with the issue.” - attorney Julie Auerbach

Tonight at 7:00 pm on the Philadelphia CNN-News affiliate WFMZ-TV and available online now, The American Law Journal presents "Child Custody in High Tech: When Rules of Divorced Households Differ. ”

Christopher Naughton welcomes family law practitioners Donald F. Spry II of Pennsylvania's King Spry Herman Freund & Faul, David Ladov of Obermayer, Rebmann, Maxwell & Hippel LLP and Mary Vidas of Blank Rome. Joining the discussion is author and director for the Center for Couples & Family Solutions, Dr. Debra Castaldo, Ph. D.

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

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

The American Law Journal was nominated for four Mid-Atlantic Emmy® awards in 2015 and winner of the interview/discussion program category. The program is celebrating twenty-five years on the air and has been hosted by former New Jersey prosecutor and trial attorney Christopher Naughton since its first program in 1990.

Broadcasting Monday nights at 7:00 p.m. on the Philadelphia CNN- News affiliate WFMZ-TV to Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and online, the program discusses consumer, business and Constitutional issues with attorneys, law professors, judges, elected officials and others to shed light on current legal news and how the system impacts the everyday lives of citizens.

Programs are live or taped in studio and on location. Archived programs can be viewed at

Next week: “Transgender at Work: How the EEOC & the Supreme Court is Impacting LGBT Rights on the Job.”

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