Mark Ashton is a civil litigator with a focus on family law. He has served many years as an officer in the Pennsylvania Bar Association, including the 2016 Family Law Section chair.
Ashton has lectured and written on the topics of tax aspects of family law agreements, litigation of child custody disputes, valuation of closely held businesses and executive stock options plans. He is a contributor to Fox Rothschild's Pennsylvania Family Law Blog which covers topics of divorce, equitable distribution, alimony, chid and spousal support, custody and alimony pendente lite.
“People today are going through multiple relations. Some of them are stable and some of them are not. So you often will find a biological parent that is not interested and seems to step out of the relationship. And then another adult individual living in the same household steps in and does become the “in loco parentis,” in Latin means in place of the parent. These people now are asserting their legal rights. This invites a lot of people to play in this forum.” - Mark Ashton on What is a Parent?