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Blog Posts in 2018

  • No-Fault vs. Fault Divorce in Pennsylvania

    || 13-Aug-2018

    Some states, such as California and Nevada are called “no-fault” divorce states. Pennsylvania on the other hand, lets divorcing parties choose between no-fault and fault-based divorces. If you decide to pursue a no-fault divorce, you will have to be separated from your spouse for one year before you can file the divorce complaint. Once the one-year separation period passes and you file ...
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  • Do Moms Have an Unfair Advantage in Divorce?

    || 6-Aug-2018

    If you’re a father who is headed toward divorce, you may be nervous about the proceeding, especially if you have children under eighteen with your wife. After all, it wasn’t long ago when fathers seemed to get the short end of the stick in Pennsylvania divorces. We’re willing to bet that you can think of several examples of divorces where the mother ended up with the kids and ...
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  • Ways to Make & Save Money After a Divorce

    || 30-Jul-2018

    It doesn’t matter if you’re the husband or the wife, the breadwinner or the dependent spouse, your finances will be impacted by a divorce. If you pay child support or spousal support, you now have that obligation. If you were a stay-at-home parent, you may now have to work and be dealing with childcare costs for the first time. There’s no question: The last thing you need right ...
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  • Divorce in Your Senior Years

    || 23-Jul-2018

    In the 1950s and 1960s, a divorce in one’s senior or Golden Years was almost unheard of, but today, it’s becoming more acceptable than ever before. If you’re a Baby Boomer or senior, you can probably rattle off a number of older couples who have divorced. If you live in a retirement community, it’s probably filled with divorced individuals and couples who are on their ...
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  • Does Pennsylvania Have Legal Separation?

    || 16-Jul-2018

    Some states, such as California allow married couples to get legally separated as an alternative to divorce. In California for example, a married couple can get legally separated to give themselves time to see if they want a divorce, or if they don’t believe in divorce, they can get legally separated instead and remain that way indefinitely. In the meantime, the California family courts can ...
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  • Can I Date My Spouse During Our Divorce?

    || 9-Jul-2018

    When people think of divorcing couples, they almost assume that the husband and wife can’t stand to be in the same room together. They imagine that they can’t wait to physically separate and move on with their lives. But, is that really the case? Not always, and if you’re reading this, you may be able to relate to what we’re about to say. Some divorcing couples are still ...
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  • Rights of Unemployed Dads in Divorce

    || 2-Jul-2018

    In the past, when a couple divorced, it was the mother who usually had custody of the kids and received spousal support. This was especially the case around the year 2000 and prior. Today however, the child custody and spousal support laws across the nation have been rewritten so they are gender neutral. Why the sweeping change? One of the main reasons is the presence women have in the workforce. ...
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  • One-Year Waiting Period for Pennsylvania Divorce

    || 25-Jun-2018

    Are you considering filing for a no-fault divorce in Pennsylvania? If so, you’ll need to file a divorce complaint in the court, which will be served against your husband or wife. However, before you can file the divorce complaint, you must be living separate and apart from your spouse for one year before you can file for divorce. Prior to December 5, 2016, spouses in Pennsylvania had to be ...
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  • Why is the Date of Separation Important?

    || 18-Jun-2018

    If you are planning on getting a divorce in Pennsylvania, the date of separation will be important for more reasons than one. The date of separation is not black and white and it is NOT the same for every couple. Sometimes, it’s easy to determine; for example, it’s the day the husband moved out of the house, but it’s not always that simple. For instance, a husband could have ...
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  • Stepparent Adoptions in Pennsylvania

    || 11-Jun-2018

    If you’re getting a no-fault divorce in Pennsylvania and you have a child with your soon-to-be ex, you may be wondering, “If I remarry, is it possible for my new spouse to adopt my child?” If you’re thinking about this, it’s probably because your current spouse is a less than ideal mother or father. Your spouse may be on-board with you about getting a no-fault ...
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  • Getting Back on Your Feet After Divorce

    || 4-Jun-2018

    Divorce can certainly complicate finances, especially because spouses go from supporting one household to two. This means double the rent or mortgage, double the utilities, and having to buy new furniture all over again. Spouses also lose insurance discounts because they are no longer “married” and sharing a policy. Often, divorce means a spouse’s finances are turned upside-down. ...
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  • Child Support License Suspensions in Pennsylvania

    || 28-May-2018

    In all 50 states, there are real consequences for not paying child support. Such consequences include wage garnishment, bank account seizures, tax refund interceptions, lottery winning interceptions, driver license suspensions and more. For the purposes of this post, we’re going to discuss driver license suspensions for the failure to pay child support. This is a fairly important consequence ...
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  • What if a Parent Violates a Custody Order?

    || 21-May-2018

    When a couple with children files for divorce, the divorce cannot be finalized until the couple reaches a divorce agreement. In addition to debt and property division, the divorce agreement will address matters relating to the couple’s children, such as child support, child custody, and medical expenses. Once a child custody order is in effect, both parents are expected to adhere to the ...
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  • Parenting Tips for Divorcing Parents

    || 14-May-2018

    When you first get a divorce, you have to get accustomed to a “new normal” in more ways than one: Your finances are going to be different. Your housing will likely change. Your work situation may change. And if you’re a parent, everything will change there. Suddenly, you may not see your children every day and you’ll have to make the best of it. The idea of co-parenting ...
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  • Two Biggest Fears of Divorce

    || 7-May-2018

    Even though roughly half of all first marriages in the United States end in divorce, that doesn’t seem to make divorce any easier on people. Often, divorce comes as a shock to couples who thought their love would last forever. They feel like their lives are turned upside-down even though statistically, the odds were against them from day one. In our experience, men and women tend to have two ...
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