July 12 2016

Cooley & Handy Awards GenZ Future of Marriage Scholarship to Central Bucks East Graduate

Written by  Kevin J. Handy


DOYLESTOWN, PA – Cooley & Handy Attorneys at Law, a premier Bucks County law firm specializing in divorcee and family law, awarded its 2016 “GenZ Future of Marriage” Scholarship to Suzanne E. Forbes of Jamison, PA. Ms. Forbes graduated from Central Bucks High School East in June and will be attending the University of Maryland starting in the fall.

Cooley & Handy awards the GenZ scholarship in June each year based on essays submitted by college-bound seniors addressing how their parents’ divorce affected their willingness to get married someday. Studies show that members of the so-called millennial and “Z” generations are less inclined to plan to get married than preceding generations. Cooley & Handy wants to know how the experience of divorce has an impact on that dispiriting trend to search for ways to improve the divorce process.

“We are divorce attorneys, but we believe that marriage provides the best, most stable environment in which to raise a family,” says Kevin J. Handy, a partner at Cooley & Handy. “The next generation of kids doesn’t seem to agree. We want to hear from them. So we established a scholarship through which they can talk about their views.”

According to Mr. Handy, the firm had many excellent entries this year so choosing a winner was difficult. However, in the end, they felt that Ms. Forbes’ essay best addressed the topic.

Entrants for the scholarship must be residents of Pennsylvania starting college in the fall of the year of the award, and must be the children of divorced parents. The author of the winning essay receives $1,000 towards his or her college tuition. The winning essayist is chosen by Cooley & Handy each year by June 30.

Cooley & Handy specializes in divorce, arbitration, and mediation in Bucks, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties. Further information about the scholarship, including the rules and application, can be found at www.cooleyhandy.com/scholarship.

Press inquiries may be directed to: Kevin J. Handy, Cooley & Handy, 100 South Main Street, Suite 201, Doylestown, PA 18901, (215) 345-8000

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