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Divorcing Men: Don’t Leave the Family Home

Posted in: Divorce, Featured Articles, Property Division

Divorce is an emotional event. It is not uncommon for decisions to be made in haste, anger and sadness. Very often, though, the decisions made in the midst of the haste and anger can significantly affect how a divorce will ...

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PA Custody Arrangement – Child Relocation Rules

Posted in: Custody & Visitation, Divorce, General

Parents with custody of minor children often feel the need or desire to move with their children to another location at some point after a divorce. Whether you are the parent who is about to be left behind or the ...

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Baby-boomer Divorce – Don’t Lose Everything You’ve Worked For

Posted in: Divorce, Property Division, Senior Divorce

When you get divorced at a young age, you have years ahead of you in which to adjust. You might go back to school and launch a second career, or remarry and start a new family. But, when you divorce ...

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Same-sex Divorce Is a Bumpy Road

Posted in: Civil Unions & Domestic Partnerships, Divorce

The Divorce Process For same-sex divorcing couples, the process required to initiate and complete the divorce is, technically speaking, the same as it is for heterosexual couples. But, in practice, there are significant differences.Though the specifics vary from state to state, ...

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Property Division In Divorce: How Business Interests Are Treated

Posted in: Divorce, Property Division, Senior Divorce

When you divorce, your marital property is subject to equitable distribution. If you own all or part of a business and your business interest is characterized as marital property, the court may divide that interest between you and your spouse. ...

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Child Custody in PA: Answers to Your Questions

Posted in: Custody & Visitation, Divorce, General

Pennsylvania’s Child Custody law applies to married parents, married but separated parents, and parents who have never been married. The laws may also apply to biological and non-biological parents. For purposes of this blog article, individuals seeking or granted Child ...

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Alimony in Pennsylvania: More Women Are Paying It

Posted in: Alimony, Divorce, Featured Articles

Alimony was traditionally paid by a man to his ex-wife after the couple divorced. But the world was somewhat different way back when. Today, more women are working (even after having children) and many are out-earning their husbands. As a ...

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Permanent Residency for Gay Marriage Partner

Posted in: Civil Unions & Domestic Partnerships, Custody & Visitation, Divorce

Until recently, an individual’s ability to seek citizenship in the United States through a citizen partner has been clear: unless a marriage is deemed valid, the federal government will not grant legal resident status.  Traditionally, the federal government has looked ...

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Child Support Orders: Change In Circumstances

Posted in: Divorce, Spousal & Child Support

What Qualifies as a Change in Circumstances? Before an order of child support can be entered, a court must determine the amount of support appropriate for a particular child and which parent should pay a portion of that amount to ...

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PA Supreme Court Abolishes Parenting Coordinators: What Happens Next?

Posted in: Custody & Visitation, Divorce

Until recently, separated and divorced parents in Pennsylvania could rely on a new, popular program to help facilitate joint custody arrangements.  Until the change this past April, Pennsylvania was one of an increasing number of states to permit its courts ...

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Divorce Tip for Women: Get Your Financial Documents in Order!

Posted in: Divorce, Property Division

You’ve Got to Know What You’ve Got to Get What You Deserve Whether you are contemplating divorce or in the midst of one, when it comes to claiming what is rightfully yours financially, you must look out for yourself from ...

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Divorce Mediation or Litigation – How to Choose

Posted in: Divorce

Divorce is not a single event.  It’s a process that begins when a couple makes the decision to separate, and can last for years.  Divorce can be costly, but the price is not limited to the expenditure of time and ...

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Selling the House Before or After Divorce?

Posted in: Divorce, Property Division

Your house could be the most valuable asset (and your mortgage, the largest debt) you and your spouse have to deal with during your divorce. Selling the house is a trying experience in the best of times. During a divorce, ...

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Is Permanent Alimony: Is It On Its Way Out?

Posted in: Alimony, Divorce

“Permanent” or “lifetime” alimony can be a daunting, financially devastating concept to those who are obligated to pay it. But for many of those who receive it, it can be a lifesaver. Alimony is court-ordered support paid by one spouse ...

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The Friendly Divorce: You Don’t Need a Lawyer—Or Do You?

Posted in: Divorce

The scenario happens every day. You and your spouse are no longer working as a couple. Perhaps the kids are grown and out of the house and you both have developed separate interests. Perhaps you married too young and you ...

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Posting to Facebook During A Divorce

Posted in: Divorce

Posting to Facebook during a divorce may be one of the biggest mistakes a party to a divorce proceeding can make. Divorce attorneys love Facebook, and this is particularly so in Pennsylvania, where courts have repeatedly ordered access to a party’s account ...

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