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Blog Posts in 2017

  • Protecting Your Credit in Divorce

    || 26-Jun-2017

    When you get a divorce, your financial responsibilities are entered into a court order and they’re legally enforceable. Suddenly, terms like child support, spousal support, and “responsible for half of all uninsured medical costs” take on a whole new meaning. If you fail to pay that child support payment, or if you fail to separate your joint credit card accounts, your auto ...
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  • Our Best Divorce Advice

    || 19-Jun-2017

    As divorce attorneys, naturally, we’ve given divorce advice to our close friends and family members. That being said, we’ve had clients say to us before, “If you were giving advice to your best friend or your brother or sister, what would you tell them to do?” Assuming we were doling out our best divorce advice to a client or someone who was close to us, here’s what ...
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  • 4 Ways to Make Divorce Emotionally Easier

    || 12-Jun-2017

    When it comes to divorce, a lot of spouses fall into one of two categories: 1) those who are devastated by the breakup and feel like the entire world has come to an end, and 2) those who are jumping for joy and are relieved that it’s finally over. Regardless if you fit in one of these two categories, or somewhere in between, surely, you’d be open to anything that would make the process ...
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  • Financial Tips for Divorcing Fathers

    || 5-Jun-2017

    If you are a father who is headed towards divorce, you probably have several concerns. Will I have to pay child support and if so, how much? Will I have to pay spousal support? Will I have to move out of my home? Will we have to put our house on the market? Will I be able to take care of myself, after supporting my children and possibly my ex? Surely, money is probably one of the top things on ...
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  • Money Advice for Divorcing Mothers

    || 29-May-2017

    If you are a mother who is headed toward divorce and you have minor children at home (children under the age of 18), your finances are about to change. We certainly recognize that every couple’s financial situation is unique; however, we do encounter more stay-at-home mothers than stay-at-home fathers. While you may certainly be the breadwinner, if you are a homemaker, or if your husband ...
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  • What Not to Do During Divorce

    || 22-May-2017

    Pennsylvania is one of the few states where a spouse can be forced to delay their divorce if their husband or wife does not “consent” to the divorce. With that in mind, it certainly benefits spouses to treat each other with dignity and respect during the divorce process, otherwise, a mutual consent divorce can quickly turn into a contested divorce, thereby delaying the inevitable, even ...
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  • Can Military Spouses Get a Cheap, No-Fault Divorce?

    || 15-May-2017

    Marriage in the military can be very difficult, especially upon young couples who have only been together for a short while. Young military families often have to deal with one deployment after the next and frequent moves while the non-military spouse has to maintain the household and the family all by themselves for months at a time. Sometimes loneliness, adultery, or the strain of physical ...
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  • Money Advice for Divorcing Spouses

    || 8-May-2017

    If you are headed towards divorce, soon, a lot is going to change in your life, especially financially. Whether you’re a stay-at-home mother who will have to re-enter the workforce, or a father who will soon have to pay child support, or an unemployed, childless spouse who will have to go back to school so you can get a decent-paying job, surely, your life a year after the divorce will ...
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  • Pennsylvania Marital Settlement Agreements

    || 1-May-2017

    If you are living in Pennsylvania and you’re researching a simple, uncontested, no-fault divorce, you probably have some questions. What will happen to my children? Can I work out property division without having an expensive divorce? Will we need a marital settlement agreement? Here at Cairns Law Offices, we specifically help married couples obtain simple, affordable, no-fault divorces for ...
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  • Reaching a Child Custody Agreement in PA

    || 24-Apr-2017

    Here at Cairns Law Offices, we help spouses achieve simple, low-cost, no-fault divorces. In fact, we help spouses seeking a “mutual consent” divorce do it all for just $219. “Is it more expensive if I have children and need a child custody agreement?” No, it is not. As long as you and your spouse agree to cooperate and come to an agreement on child custody and property ...
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  • Adultery & a Pennsylvania No-Fault Divorce

    || 17-Apr-2017

    Some states, such as California and Nevada are called “no-fault” divorce states, meaning, people can’t get fault-based divorces in no-fault divorce states. Pennsylvania on the other hand, allows spouses to seek no-fault divorces and fault-based divorces. For the resident of Pennsylvania whose spouse cheated on them, this can get a little confusing. Suppose you’re married ...
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  • Cheap, No-Fault Divorce in Pennsylvania

    || 10-Apr-2017

    If it were easier to get divorced in most states, we’d probably have more divorces, now wouldn’t we? For many unhappy spouses, splitting from their spouse is not the issue, but the process is what stresses them out, and reasonably so! If you’re a resident of Pennsylvania, getting divorced doesn’t have to cost you $2,000, $4,000, or even more like it does in most parts of ...
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  • PA Child Support Laws Beyond 18

    || 3-Apr-2017

    “Does child support end when a child turns 18 and heads off to college in Pennsylvania?” Unless there is a written agreement stating otherwise, or the child is physically or mentally disabled, a parent’s requirement to pay child support terminates when their son or daughter turns 18, or graduates high school, whichever happens later. “But, what if my child is in college, am ...
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  • Child Custody in PA: Which Parent is Best?

    || 27-Mar-2017

    When parents decide to divorce in Pennsylvania, they will have a lot to consider, especially in regards to child custody. As every divorcing parent knows, child custody can be a very sensitive issue. What works for one family, may not work for the next. For example, just because your neighbor got her three kids in the divorce and her ex-husband only sees the children every other weekend, that ...
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  • Requirements for an Uncontested Divorce

    || 20-Mar-2017

    Are you and your spouse unhappy? If you both want a quick, affordable, uncontested divorce in Pennsylvania, Cairns Law Offices is here to help. With our low-cost divorce services, it is possible to achieve a quick divorce for just $219 – with no hidden fees. If a quick, cheap divorce sounds good to you, you may be wondering, “What do I have to do to qualify?” In order for you to ...
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