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Blog Posts in 2018

  • How Can I Achieve a No-Fault Divorce in PA?

    || 16-Oct-2018

    Some states are no-fault divorce states, while others like Pennsylvania are “mixed states.” Meaning, a spouse can file for divorce on fault-based grounds or no-fault grounds. Is one better than the other? In our opinion a no-fault divorce is the way to go, even if one spouse’s marital misconduct, such as infidelity or being a bad spouse was the root cause of the breakdown of the ...
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  • Enforcing Spousal Support Orders After Divorce

    || 9-Oct-2018

    If you’re heading into a Pennsylvania divorce and you expect to either pay or receive spousal support, you will be interested in learning how the state enforces spousal support orders if a spouse falls behind on their payments. As of July 1, 1990, all cases involving spousal support or child support automatically involve a wage attachment order, a court order that directs the obligor’s ...
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  • How Do I Protect My Assets in a PA Divorce?

    || 2-Oct-2018

    When people decide to divorce, they’re usually concerned about what will happen to their assets. They want to know the fate of their bank accounts, retirement accounts, real estate, investments, and sometimes family-owned businesses. Most clients have a general idea that divorce will touch on all of these things but they don’t know to what extent. Will everything be divided down the ...
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  • Secrets to Achieving a Good Divorce

    || 24-Sep-2018

    If you recently decided to get a divorce, you’ve made a huge decision and it’s not to be taken lightly. Now, you have to decide what type of divorce you want to have. Do you want to file a fault-based divorce, which will be stressful and consume a lot of your mental energy? Or, do you want to have an amicable, no-fault divorce? One that is friendly and involves mutual respect. One that ...
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  • Can I Date During My Separation in Pennsylvania?

    || 17-Sep-2018

    Pennsylvania is not only a mixed state where spouses can file fault and no-fault divorces, but it is also one of the states that frowns upon adultery. Not all states care about infidelity, but Pennsylvania does. Meaning, if a spouse has sexual intercourse with another person, who is not their spouse during their marriage, the infidelity can impact the outcome of their divorce, specifically in ...
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  • Paternity Issues in a Pennsylvania Divorce

    || 10-Sep-2018

    Paternity refers to establishing a child’s legal father. When a woman is married, the law automatically presumes that her husband is the child’s biological and legal father. Legal fathers have full rights and responsibilities toward their children. This means that they are obligated to financially support their children and they have the right to seek custody and visitation from the ...
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  • Grandparents' Rights After a Pennsylvania Divorce

    || 3-Sep-2018

    If you’re a parent who is getting a divorce in Pennsylvania, or if you’re a grandparent whose son or daughter is getting a divorce, you may be curious about a grandparent’s rights after a divorce. If you anticipate there being an issue over the children seeing their grandparents, you have every right to question these rights. Each state addresses grandparents’ rights ...
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  • Beware of Pennsylvania's Dead Beat Parent Law

    || 27-Aug-2018

    When couples file for divorce, they don’t go into it thinking, “I’m not going to support my children,” but sometimes unexpected events in life, such as a job loss, an accident, or an illness make it impossible for a non-custodial parent to afford their monthly child support obligation. The problem is, when parents can’t pay, sometimes they sweep it under the rug and ...
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  • Divorcing? Don't Make These Social Media Mistakes!

    || 20-Aug-2018

    Social media...it can be so addicting. With Facebook for example, you can stay in touch with your family in California, chat with your best friend on Facebook Messenger, stay on top of your child’s school events, and even watch the news. What can’t you do on Facebook? You may have ditched Twitter a couple years ago, but you probably have an Instagram account. You may use it as much, if ...
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  • 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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