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Blog Posts in May, 2016

  • What Property is Divided in a Divorce?

    || 31-May-2016

    If you are headed for a divorce, you are probably curious about your rights to property under Pennsylvania's divorce laws, and reasonably so. What are you entitled to? Do you have to split up your marital assets 50/50? Here is what you need to know about property division in a Pennsylvania divorce. In the United States, there are two methods of dividing marital property: equitable division and ...
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  • Does an 'Emotional Affair' Count as Adultery?

    || 23-May-2016

    Ask any divorce attorney, and they will admit that a significant percentage of their divorce cases involve adultery. If your marriage was destroyed by an affair, it does not make your divorce stand out from other divorces. Instead, it means you fit right in. While many would argue that a Facebook affair or a string of racy text messages qualifies as "cheating," in the eyes of the law, ...
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  • Pennsylvania Child Custody Basics

    || 16-May-2016

    If you are a parent who is headed for divorce, you will need to familiarize yourself with Pennsylvania's child custody laws. Ideally, you and your spouse will be able to reach a child custody agreement with the help of your respective attorneys, but if you can't agree on a parenting plan, the court will have to decide for you. To begin a child custody action, a custody complaint must be ...
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  • Mutual Consent vs. Two-Year Separation Divorce

    || 9-May-2016

    Are you thinking about filing for divorce in Pennsylvania? If so, first we want to commend you for taking the initiative and doing your own research about the process. The more you understand about Pennsylvania divorce law, the better position you will be in to make informed decisions about your future. In Pennsylvania, divorces fall into one of four categories: Mutual consent, two-year ...
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  • Can a Spouse Ask for Support if They Work?

    || 2-May-2016

    If you are headed for a divorce, you have a lot on your mind. If you have a family, you are thinking about where the children will live and how you and your spouse will parent them. If you own a home, you have to decide if you should sell it. If one of you is determined to keep the house, can that spouse realistically refinance the home in their own name? Can that spouse afford the mortgage ...
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