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Blog Posts in 2019

  • In the United States, there are two methods of dividing marital property in a divorce : equitable distribution and community property. Like the majority of states, Pennsylvania is an equitable distribution state, which does not necessarily mean a couple’s property will be divided 50/50 in a divorce. It means the court will divide the couple’s property in a manner that is considered ...
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  • Can I Stop Paying Child Support if My Ex Won't Let Me See My Kids?

    || 9-Sep-2019

    In Pennsylvania, parents are legally obligated to financially support their children until they turn 18 or graduate high school, whichever happens later. However, there is one issue that we see across the nation. It doesn’t matter if it’s Pennsylvania, Texas, or Washington – this same thing happens all the time: The noncustodial parent, which is usually the mother, but not ...
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  • The Argument for a No-Fault Divorce in Pennsylvania

    || 2-Sep-2019

    We have all heard divorce horror stories over the years. We’ve heard tales of jealousy, spite, and long, drawn-out court battles. We’ve heard of litigated divorces plummeting spouses into bankruptcy and ruining every ounce of their emotional and financial wellbeing. We’ve heard of scarred children, and families ripped apart. Whether you heard such a horror story from a close ...
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  • How Noncustodial Parents Can Stay Involved!

    || 26-Aug-2019

    If you’re getting a divorce in Pennsylvania and you’re likely to become the noncustodial parent, you do not have to fall into the stereotypes about noncustodial parents being “deadbeat” parents. We want to note that it is possible to have “joint legal custody,” but for your soon-to-be-ex to have “sole physical custody.” However, many noncustodial ...
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  • Child Support Modifications in Pennsylvania

    || 19-Aug-2019

    A lot of newly divorced parents do not realize it, but child support is not necessarily something that stays the same until the day their legal obligation ends. Circumstances change, and when that happens, it can impact child support. When either parent’s circumstances change, it can impact the noncustodial parent’s child support obligation, that is if one of the parents goes back to ...
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  • Can Child Support Be Reduced Because of a Disability?

    || 12-Aug-2019

    When a noncustodial parent becomes disabled because of a workplace accident, an occupational disease, a personal injury accident, or because of a disabling medical condition, and they are not able to work, it can become difficult for them to keep up with their child support payments. If a parent starts receiving workers’ compensation, Social Security Disability (SSDI), or Supplemental ...
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  • Divorce: Is Pennsylvania a 50/50 State?

    || 5-Aug-2019

    If you live in Pennsylvania and your marriage is ending, you may be wondering if Pennsylvania is a 50/50 state in regard to divorce. Technically, 50/50 states are called “community property” states because each spouse is entitled to 50 percent of the marital assets acquired during the marriage in the event of a divorce. There are only a small handful of states that follow the community ...
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  • Parenting Before & During Divorce

    || 29-Jul-2019

    Are you a parent who is having marital problems and now divorce is on the horizon? If so, not only do you have to deal with the court process, but you have to deal with your own emotions and your children’s emotions. It’s hard enough dealing with your own emotions, but having to help your children through a divorce takes things to a whole other level. Each family’s situation is ...
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  • PA Divorce: Do I Need a Lawyer?

    || 22-Jul-2019

    If you’re headed toward divorce, you may be wondering if you really need an attorney, especially if you’re having a friendly or “amicable divorce.” You may also be wondering if a divorce lawyer is necessary if you have no real assets or if you don’t have any children. Even if you expect a relatively easy divorce, it’s still important to have a lawyer represent ...
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  • What if I Ignore the Divorce Complaint?

    || 15-Jul-2019

    Sometimes, when a spouse files for divorce, their husband or wife ignore the divorce complaint. Meaning, they do nothing. Why would someone do nothing? There are different reasons: The individual may not want a divorce, or they may be so busy working, they don’t want to take the time to address it. Or, they may be overwhelmed by the thought of divorce and just can’t deal with it ...
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  • Divorce: Who Keeps Our Friends?

    || 8-Jul-2019

    For a lot of splitting couples, it feels like they’re not only divorcing themselves, but they’re divorcing their friends too. Is this normal and to be expected? Do friends have to take sides? Do a couple’s friends have to choose one spouse over the other? In the absence of domestic violence, it is not necessary for couples to lose their friends over the divorce. Of course, there ...
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  • How to Have a Healthy Divorce

    || 1-Jul-2019

    No one gets married expecting their marriage to break down. Still, about half of all first marriages do end in divorce. If you’re going through a separation and a divorce, realize these are extremely emotional events, but it is possible to achieve a healthy divorce. When a marriage ends, it usually means a flood of emotions, such as grief, anger, anxiety, and fear. If you’re being ...
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  • Avoiding the Biggest Divorce Mistakes

    || 24-Jun-2019

    More than likely, you’ve heard your share of divorce horror stories. Perhaps, you are a child of an ugly divorce and you lived it. Hopefully, you’ve had the fortunate opportunity to meet a divorcée or two, who actually had a positive divorce experience. Of course, these are the types of individuals you want to emulate. “What if I despise my spouse?” You don’t ...
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  • Getting a Divorce? Take This Advice!

    || 17-Jun-2019

    As a no fault divorce firm that offers strictly cheap, no fault divorces, we deal specifically in amicable divorces – this is the only way we can keep our costs so low. This means we cannot help couples who are locked in heated divorce battles. Instead, we focus on helping spouses who, despite their differences, manage to have relatively friendly splits. We are not saying that all of our ...
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  • Child Support for Incarcerated Parents in Pennsylvania

    || 10-Jun-2019

    According to the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections, in the United States, about 1.7 million children have a mother or father who is incarcerated in a state or federal prison. In Pennsylvania, “Approximately 81,096 children have a parent incarcerated in a Pennsylvania state prison or roughly 3 percent of all minor children in the commonwealth. Approximately 65 percent of Pennsylvania ...
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