Mary T. Vidas

Biography

Mary Vidas has devoted over 35 years to representing clients in domestic relations and family law. She offers in-depth experience to clients in the following areas:

  • divorce negotiation and litigation
  • custody and child support negotiation and litigation
  • alimony
  • pre-nuptial agreements
  • equitable distribution
  • adoption matters
  • contract and shareholder disputes

Mary has been certified as an arbitrator by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. She is a frequent lecturer for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, the Academy of Matrimonial Law, the Family Law Section of the American Bar Association, and the Pennsylvania Institute of CPAs (“PICPA”). Recent lecture topics have included: “Validity of Pre-nuptial Agreements,” “Alimony and Elder Law Issues,” “Custody Problems,” “Co-parenting Agreements,” “The Impact of Social Media on Divorce Cases,” “Settlement Solutions: Thinking Outside the Box,” and “Legal Issues Involved in the Tracing and Commingling of Marital and Non-marital Assets,” and the impact of the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on divorcing couples.

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Recognitions

  • AV Preeminent®, listed in Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2004–2018, named as one of “Ten Leaders of Matrimonial Law” in Greater Philadelphia, PA, by Ten Leaders©, published in Philadelphia Magazine

Affiliations

Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Georgetown University Alumni Association
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • Philadelphia Cricket Club
  • Philadelphia Domestic Violence Council
Professional Activities

Mary is the immediate past-chair of the American Bar Association’s Section of Family Law. She is a past-chair of the ABA/FL Taxation and Bankruptcy Committees; past-president of the Pennsylvania chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (“AAML”); member of the CLE, National Test, and Admissions Committees for the national AAML; and is a past-president of the Nicholas Cipriani Family Law Inn of Court.

Credentials

Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • Supreme Court of the United States

Education

  • Georgetown University, BS
  • Temple University Beasley School of Law, JD