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  • Establishing Paternity After Divorce

    || 3-Jun-2019

    What is paternity exactly? It means to establish a child’s legal father. When a child is born to married parents, the law automatically assumes the woman’s husband is the child’s biological and legal father. But if a child is born to unwed parents, paternity must be legally established before orders for child support and child custody can be made. “How is paternity legally ...
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  • How to Make Child Custody Easier in Pennsylvania

    || 27-May-2019

    For many parents, one of the hardest parts of divorce is dealing with child custody. Will we share custody? Will my kids live with my ex most of the time? Will I barely ever get to see them? Will they stop wanting to see me? Will it be hard for them to live in two separate households? These are common concerns of divorcing parents and reasonably so! If you're comfortable with the divorce and ...
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  • Parenting After Divorce: Should We Have the Same Rules?

    || 29-Apr-2019

    Parenting may come easily for some couples, but for most folks, it’s not without challenges. Crying babies, temper tantrums, hitting and biting (infants and toddlers), leaving messes, not doing chores, missed curfews, hanging out with forbidden friends, concealing prohibited cellphones, sneaking out – children can put parents to the test. Think parenting is hard when mom and dad are ...
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  • Secret to Co-Parenting After Divorce

    || 22-Apr-2019

    At Cairns Law Offices, we specializes in cheap, no-fault divorces. The one thing that makes our divorces unique is our clients are willing to work with their spouses to achieve a simple, affordable, no-fault divorce. If a couple cannot work together to reach an amicable agreement, they have to look elsewhere because avoiding litigation is how we keep costs low. Interestingly, what works for a ...
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  • Moving Out: Child Custody Issues to Consider

    || 18-Mar-2019

    In Pennsylvania, couples have to be separated for one year before they can file for divorce. Usually, this means “physical separation” and this is best accomplished when the spouses are able to live in different residences. While the date of separation is important because it gets the one-year clock ticking, it’s not as simple as moving in with your parents, your best friend, or ...
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  • Can a Child Choose Which Parent to Live With in Pennsylvania?

    || 31-Dec-2018

    In all states, there is a common misconception that parents have about divorce and child custody. They often think that when a child reaches the age of 12, 13, or 14 (depending on the state), that their child has the power to choose which parent to live with. As a general rule, this is not the case. As a standard rule, family court judges are interested in hearing about a child’s preference ...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Don't Alienate Your Kids from Your Spouse

    || 30-Apr-2018

    Even if you manage to have a “ friendly divorce ” where you and your spouse agree 100% on everything, it doesn’t mean the divorce is going to be “easy” on you. Marriage is hard. Divorce can be harder, especially when children are involved. When couples file for divorce, the spouses usually experience intense emotions. Sometimes, what started off as an amicable divorce ...
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  • What to Do When the Divorce is Over

    || 16-Apr-2018

    Everything you’ve done in recent months has built up to the moment when the divorce is completed. You’re divorced, the worst is over and now it’s time to embrace the next chapter in your life and your future. You may feel relieved, or the finalization of your divorce may have caused other, unexpected feelings. Regardless of how you feel about your marriage being officially over, ...
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  • Your Guide to Surviving Divorce

    || 2-Apr-2018

    If you’re getting a divorce, you need to protect yourself. And, one of the unconventional ways to make the process easier is to consciously work with your spouse to obtain a cooperative, no-fault divorce, one where the courts do not need to interfere. Even when you can work with your husband or wife to achieve an amicable divorce, you still need to understand your rights and responsibilities ...
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  • Can a Father Obtain Custody in Pennsylvania?

    || 5-Feb-2018

    Traditionally, when moms and dads divorced, the mother was almost always the one to get primary custody of the kids. But, much has changed in the past 20 years. The family courts across the nation have gradually been changing so their laws and attitudes towards divorcing parents are gender neutral. While more mothers do still obtain primary physical custody than fathers, that doesn’t mean ...
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  • How Social Media Can Harm Your Child Custody Case

    || 21-Dec-2017

    It is generally never a good idea to be active on social media during your divorce case since your posts can easily come back to haunt you and derail your chances at obtaining a favorable settlement. When it comes to child custody, it can have both an emotional and legal impact to your case. Remember, this legal battle is likely going to touch your life in every possible way and even affect the ...
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  • Can I Negotiate My Own Divorce Settlement?

    || 11-Dec-2017

    If you’re seriously contemplating a divorce, you may be afraid of the costs involved. You might have heard people say something to the effect of, “Don’t even try to negotiate your own divorce settlement. That’s what attorneys are for.” As you think of these warnings, you begin to imagine the attorney fees rising until you begin to rationalize, “I can’t ...
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  • Modifying a Parenting Plan

    || 11-Sep-2017

    If you are a parent of minor children who is headed towards divorce, you and your spouse are going to need to create a Parenting Plan. Your plan will detail legal custody and physical custody, and how you will both divide your time with the children. While this plan may be great for right now, you may need to change it in the future. When it comes to divorce, rarely do things stay the same. ...
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  • Parental Relocation After the Divorce

    || 5-Sep-2017

    Are you headed towards divorce ? If so, we want to warn you that things are going to change. Two or three years after the divorce, things are probably going to look very different. One of you may remarry. Your children may decide to switch homes and move in with the non-custodial parent. Or, one of you may move clear across the country. One thing that comes up a lot after a divorce is a parental ...
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  • Successful Co-Parenting After Divorce

    || 7-Aug-2017

    For many unhappy couples, divorce is for the best. But even when divorce is the only solution, that doesn’t make it any easier when it comes to parenting after divorce. If you’re a parent who’s heading down the divorce path, likely your biggest concerns will be over your children’s happiness and wellbeing. If you’re worried about how the divorce will affect your ...
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  • Post-Divorce Advice for Single Dads

    || 31-Jul-2017

    As a divorced father, you may have to split your retirement account with your wife, let her keep the house, and pay child support. Despite the fact that these are not easy, perhaps the hardest part will be no longer living with your kids, or not seeing them every single day. In order to be a successful divorced dad – you’ll need to maintain a good relationship with your children, ...
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  • Divorce Inevitably Brings Change

    || 3-Jul-2017

    If you're headed towards divorce, you probably have a lot on your mind, especially if you have children with your spouse. Initially, you’ll need to decide on asset and debt division, child custody, and where you’re going to live. If you’ve been out of the workforce while raising your children, you may have to think about going back to work or school, or both. Right now, your ...
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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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