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Blog Posts in May, 2014

  • What Information Must Be Included in a Divorce Complaint?

    || 21-May-2014

    When one spouse files for divorce against the other spouse in the state of Pennsylvania, he or she must provide certain information in the divorce complaint. The person filing for divorce is called the "plaintiff" and the person who the divorce is filed against is called the "defendant." According to the state's legal code ( The Pennsylvania Code Rule 1920.12 ), this ...
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  • Federal Judge rules Pennsylvania ban on same-sex marriages "unconstitutional"

    || 20-May-2014

    Pennsylvania's ban on same-sex marriage has been ruled unconstitutional by federal Judge John E. Jones, who said it is now time to toss such laws "into the ash heap of history". This opens the door for gay and lesbian married couples to get an uncontested Pennsylvania divorce. While the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania may still appeal the decision, this is big news for those married but ...
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  • CNBC has recently published an article that explored the benefits of ending a marriage through collaborative divorce rather than through litigation. Not only does collaborative divorce tend to save spouses a great deal of money, but it also tends to leave them less stressed and more capable of jumping back on track with their lives after the divorce is finalized, according to the article. In the ...
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  • The New York Daily News recently and the Huffington Post reported that former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer will be paying his ex-wife, Silda Wall Spitzer, $7.5 million (after taxes) as part of their divorce settlement. There are also many other provisions included in the settlement, which include the following: Their family's Fifth Avenue home Payment of her living expenses $240,000 per ...
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  • Divorce Projected as Possible Tool for Clippers Owner to Avoid Sale

    || 2-May-2014

    As the controversy over Clippers owner Donald Sterling has been hashing itself out this week, everyone is wondering what is going to happen next. Will the owner of the Clippers franchise be forced to sell his team due his recently publicized racist comments? Or will he find a way to successfully avoid a sale? According to USA Today, divorce could potentially be one strategy that the team owner ...
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