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Blog Posts in September, 2012

  • Life After Divorce - Redefine Yourself

    || 23-Sep-2012

    You now have the divorce decree in hand and the reality of life as a divorcee has sunk in. This is one of those rare moments in life that you have the opportunity to redefine yourself. You don't have the excuse of your spouse not wanting to do something, so go ahead live your dream life – you owe to yourself. Lists are a helpful way to start. Make an immediate list of things you can do ...
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  • Divorce - I Never Thought It Would Happen To Me

    || 22-Sep-2012

    "I never thought it would happen to me" is not an uncommon phrase heard by people who are getting ready to file for an uncontested divorce Though the marriage may seem to be in a horrible state, some spouses believe that they will get through it no matter what. When the reality of an uncontested divorce comes to light it can leave a person in a state of shock. There are a variety of ...
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  • Hard Lessons From Chad Johnson's Divorce

    || 21-Sep-2012

    On August 11 th news broke out of National Football League player Chad Javon Johnson, former last name Ochocinco, and Evelyn Lozada's domestic battery charge. Their two month marriage ended up in their divorce being finalized this month by a Florida judge. A moment of bad judgment and uncontrolled anger has now marked the NFL wide receiver for life. Two days after the alleged incident, Lozada ...
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  • HBO Divorce Special - What Kids Have to Say About Divorce

    || 20-Sep-2012

    HBO Divorce Special - What Kids Have to Say Divorce is a major life changing decision that affects two adults. Add children as one of the factors to consider and the situation can be a lot more complicated. This Thursday, September 20 th HBO is airing Don't Divorce Me! Kids' Rules for Parents on Divorce. In this documentary, adults get an insider's view of a child's perspective ...
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  • Individuals who have been abandoned by their spouse may still qualify for an uncontested divorce. Both spouses will have to be in agreement to get an uncontested divorce. Also, the person filing for an uncontested divorce will have to be able to locate his/her spouse in order to have the appropriate paper work signed. What is Spousal/Marital Abandonment? In the state of Pennsylvania spousal ...
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  • Marital Property and Marital Settlement Agreements

    || 17-Sep-2012

    Trying to figure out what you are going to put into your marital settlement agreement can seem overwhelming. One of the topics to make the process move along easier is understanding that the state of Pennsylvania is marital property state. Basically what this means is that property acquired during the marriage belongs to both spouses. Some considerations for working out the distribution of your ...
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  • Military Divorce and PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)

    || 16-Sep-2012

    Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), previously called battle fatigue syndrome or shell shock, is a mental health issue which can affect can affect soldiers and their families. Veterans who have PTSD have reported a greater number of problems with adjusting to family life, parenting skills and marital relationships. According to research, less than half of the soldiers who have reported PTSD ...
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  • Even uncontested divorces are difficult emotionally. You have to decide that you want to work on forgiving your spouse and possibly yourself. The benefits of forgiveness are numerous including having a more amicable divorce, more easily working out a marital settlement agreement and being able to more effectively co-parent your children in the future. Keep in mind that forgiveness is a process. In ...
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  • Cheap Uncontested Divorces Let You Forgive & Be Happy

    || 14-Sep-2012

    Up until the last century it was unusual to have a simple Pennsylvania divorce. It was rare to have a cheap uncontested divorce, and instead couples often become bitter enemies. Modern Pennsylvania laws and technology have changed the dynamic of no-fault divorces, accepting uncontested divorces as an easier, faster, and cheaper way for couples and families to obtain a Pennsylvania divorce and ...
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  • How to Deal with Post Divorce Guilt

    || 13-Sep-2012

    Guilt is one of the most common feelings during post divorce. Even a simple, no-fault, uncontested Pennsylvania divorce in subjects a person to an entire gamut of feelings ranging from euphoria to depression. It's easy to believe you are the only one who feels guilty, but the truth of the matter is that you are not alone- your ex-spouse most likely feels the same guilt feeling about your ...
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  • The Book "Heartburn" has an Impact on Divorce

    || 12-Sep-2012

    Nora Ephron's recent passing has brought out her legendary influence and impact on a world and many admirers of her views of divorce. One of her unforgettable contributions to the body of literature was her book Heartburn, which altered the conversation on divorce. Her husband at the time, Carl Bernstein, fueled the creation of her book (later made into a movie) due to his affair with a mutual ...
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  • Can I Get Military Retirement Pay After Divorce?

    || 11-Sep-2012

    One of the main concerns for divorcing couples is if military retirement pay is mandatory. The Uniformed Services Former Spouse Protection Act (USFSPA) of 1982 does not mandate that a former military spouse be paid retirement benefits. What the act allows is for military retirement to be treated as marital property, meaning the retirement account can be divided during an simple, no-fault, ...
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  • Military Uncontested Divorce and Health Care ID Cards

    || 10-Sep-2012

    Your military ID card or a dependent card gives you access to different benefits such as TRICARE and support agencies. If you do not have your military ID card you will first have to be in the DEERS (Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System) program. If you have a sponsor, your sponsor will have to enter you into the DEERS program. A sponsor does have the option of not signing an ...
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  • Military Divorce & TRICARE Child Health Care Benefits

    || 7-Sep-2012

    An uncontested military divorces is unique and brings a whole new set of questions into the act of dissolving a marriage. One of the greatest concerns is continued health coverage. TRICARE is a civilian health benefits program for military personnel, retired military, dependents and eligible former spouses. Keeping your Children Safe Healthcare for children is at the top of the list of growing ...
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  • Am I Headed for An Uncontested Divorce?

    || 6-Sep-2012

    On the day of your wedding there was a sensation of bliss in the air. You saw your future with someone you loved and thought you would be together no matter what. Now that the wedding euphoria has passed, and the day to day challenges in your relationship have grown to monumental proportions - you wonder if you are headed for a contested or an uncontested divorce. Sure, you have wanted to save the ...
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  • Can I Get A Common Law Divorce?

    || 5-Sep-2012

    Can I Get A Common Law Divorce? There has been some confusion around common law marriages, also known as a sui juris marriage, and how to get a "common law divorce". Many people believe that if you live together for seven years or more you are considered married. This is a myth. Currently in the state of Pennsylvania a person cannot have a common law marriage. Also, the term common law ...
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  • How Your Friends Can Help You During Divorce

    || 4-Sep-2012

    How Your Friends Can Help You During Divorce You have friends who have always been there for you. They have seen you through the good times, like your wedding day, and now they want to help you through your divorce. Their intentions are well meaning, yet they are not quite sure how to help with your divorce. Here are some tips to share with your friends about how they can support you through this ...
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  • Marital Settlement Agreements Help With New School Year

    || 3-Sep-2012

    The school year is about to start for many students throughout the state of Pennsylvania. Changes from a summer schedule to the scholastic schedule will soon start to affect your family as you settle into new routines. This is a good time to pull out your marital settlement agreement and review details for the upcoming school year. If you are divorcing in Pennsylvania and are currently working out ...
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