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  • Should I Go Back to My Maiden Name After Divorce?

    || 15-Apr-2019

    Should you go back to your maiden name after your divorce ? What is the “right” thing to do? Really, it’s up to you. Regardless if someone decides to keep their maiden name or keep their married name, they always have their own reasons for doing so. Let’s take a look at some of the common reasons people choose to go back to their maiden name, and keep their married name. ...
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  • Can I Divorce When My House is Upside-Down?

    || 1-Apr-2019

    Every day we here why unhappy spouses delay their divorces – waiting until the kids get older, waiting for that last family vacation, waiting for one last holiday together, waiting for mom or dad to finish online college, and waiting for the real estate market to turn around. Waiting for the real estate market to turn around? Yes, we hear that one a lot because when people invest in a home, ...
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  • Can a Spouse File Bankruptcy & Leave the Other Spouse with Debt?

    || 25-Mar-2019

    You may be wondering if a husband or wife can file bankruptcy in Pennsylvania and leave their spouse with the debt, especially if you’re getting divorced. Pennsylvania is an “equitable distribution” state. So, unlike community property states, such as California and Nevada, spouses are not automatically responsible for their spouse’s debts. Can one spouse file bankruptcy ...
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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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  • Transferring a Car Title in a Divorce

    || 11-Mar-2019

    When a married couple decides to divorce, they must divide their marital assets and debts through a divorce settlement agreement. This division will address real estate, automobiles, retirement accounts, investments, and so on. In a divorce, things like automobiles and real estate can be either assets or debts depending on whether or not they are secured by a loan. If a vehicle was recently ...
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  • Divorcing an Addict

    || 4-Mar-2019

    If you’re married to an alcoholic or someone battling another form of addiction, it’s probably taken quite a toll on your marriage. If you’ve been trying to make your marriage work and you’re running into a wall, the only way to put an end to your misery may be to file for divorce. If you’re like a lot of people, you may have not known your spouse was an addict when ...
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  • Enforcing an Alimony Order in Pennsylvania

    || 18-Feb-2019

    In Pennsylvania, alimony (also known as spousal support) is what a higher-earning spouse pays to the lower-earning spouse each month for financial support after the divorce is final. In a no-fault divorce for example, the spouses can agree on spousal support, but in a more contentious divorce, it can also be awarded by a judge. Suppose you enlist our services and you achieve a no-fault divorce for ...
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  • How Divorce Can Impact Your Job

    || 11-Feb-2019

    It’s common knowledge that for most people, divorce is going to affect them emotionally and physically, even when both spouses know it’s for the best. But what few people think about is how the divorce is going to impact their job. The emotions involved in a split up can be intense and that’s normal. But it’s not as if someone can just “turn it off” from 8:00 AM ...
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  • Ethical Challenges Involved in Dating During Divorce

    || 28-Jan-2019

    If you’re on the road to divorce and you’re reading this, you’re probably thinking about dating. Or, you think your soon-to-be-ex may start seeing other people once you split up. Is dating okay during a divorce? Read on as we address the “ethical challenges “involved and shed light on the subject. Pennsylvania is called a mixed state, which means married couples can ...
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  • Are Creditors Controlled by Divorce Agreements?

    || 21-Jan-2019

    For divorcing couples, sometimes dividing assets is easier than dividing debts. And the interesting part of it is – in many divorces debt is what led to the breakdown of the marriage. If you are getting a divorce and you and your spouse have a fair amount of debt, you may be wondering, “Are debts or creditors controlled by divorce agreements?” Unfortunately, the answer to that ...
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  • Should I Take a Social Media Break During Divorce?

    || 14-Jan-2019

    Social media has changed the world we live in, sometimes for the better and sometimes for the worse. Social media has connected old friends and allowed long-distance relatives to stay in touch and in each other’s lives. But social media has also led to countless extra-marital affairs, divorces, and fault-based divorces nationwide. Can social media posts impact your divorce ? Without knowing ...
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  • How to Protect Your Credit in a Divorce

    || 7-Jan-2019

    We’ve all heard the horror stories about the wife who took her husband to the cleaners in a divorce, the couple who filed Chapter 7 bankruptcy after their divorce, the husband who cut his wife off during the divorce and so on. Such stories understandably, make a lot of us fear the idea of getting a divorce due to potential financial ruin. Divorce does NOT have to be financially devastating. ...
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  • Tips for Negotiating a Divorce Settlement

    || 3-Dec-2018

    As a divorce firm that focuses on no-fault divorces, we work with spouses who have put their differences aside and agreed to negotiate a divorce settlement. Some of these couples already know what they want before they come to our firm, while others need some help in the negotiations department. If you’re planning on seeking a cheap, no-fault divorce, we commend you for working toward a ...
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  • Reinventing Yourself After Divorce

    || 19-Nov-2018

    Divorce has this way of giving unhappy spouses a fresh start. While the first six or 12 months may be hard, it’s also a time for quiet reflection and for many, it’s a time for reinvention. Not that people aren’t happy about who they are, but sometimes after they’ve been in an unhappy marriage, they’ve neglected to take care of themselves. They’ve spent so much ...
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  • Tips for Dating During a Pennsylvania Divorce

    || 12-Nov-2018

    When it comes to dating and divorce, our clients are broken down into two categories: 1) those who want to wait until after the divorce is final, and 2) those who can’t wait to jump back into the dating game. Ideally, everybody would fall into the first group but we’d be foolish to ignore the fact that a lot of people want to start dating shortly after the one-year separation starts ...
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  • 6 Tips for a Great Divorce

    || 5-Nov-2018

    For some couples, they know their divorce is going to get ugly. But that’s not everybody. For others, the breakup is a sad, grief-filled event filled with genuine loss and lots of good memories. If this is how you feel and if you are two people who simply aren’t meant to be married anymore but are trying to treat each other decently, here are 6 tips for achieving a great divorce: 1. ...
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  • Can Mental Illness Impact a PA Divorce?

    || 23-Oct-2018

    According to the National Institute of Mental Health, approximately 19.1% of adults in the United States had an anxiety disorder in the previous year and an “estimated 3.1% of U.S. adults experience any anxiety disorder at some time in their lives.” In light of the above findings, it’s not uncommon for unhappy couples on the brink of divorce to have a mental health issue ...
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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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