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  • What does Separate & Apart Mean During an Uncontested Divorce?

    || 5-Dec-2016

    With relationships changing in Philadelphia and across Pennsylvania and the country, definitions legal terms can be confusing. To help sort through the legal terminology for an uncontested divorce, we have dedicated this blog to explaining the meaning of the term "separate and apart" in Pennsylvania. You must be living separate and apart to get a Pennsylvania divorce. Our current ...
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  • Uncontested divorce attorney Laurence Rutenberg has died, and Cairns Law Offices would like to help his clients finish thier cases cheaply and quickly (for as little as $219). Attorney Rutenberg filed his divorce cases in Potter County, and many of his clients and prospective clients are now unable to finish the divorces that Attorney Rutenberg filed for them, or was going to file for them. ...
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  • Why You May Want a Prenup

    || 9-Mar-2015

    Although prenuptial agreements are readily associated with the Brad and Angelinas of the world – they are not just for rich celebrities. Essentially, any individual who is bringing any measurable personal or business assets into a marriage could benefit from a prenup. In the most basic sense, a prenuptial agreement provides for a full disclosure of each person's premarital assets, and if ...
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  • How to Help Your Kids Through Divorce

    || 17-Feb-2015

    It is estimated that 50 percent of marriages in the United States will end in divorce, thus, there are millions of children who are affected by divorce every year. Divorce can impact a child's standard of living, the relationship with their mother and father, their schoolwork, and their emotional well-being. With this in mind, it is important for parents to handle their divorce delicately so ...
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  • Postnuptial Agreements in Pennsylvania

    || 1-Oct-2014

    A lot of focus is given to agreements made before a marriage, also known as prenups. These agreements allow a couple to map out what will happen if they decide to divorce. However, there are other options for couples that are already married but would still like to set legal boundaries regarding assets and property. This option is called a postnuptial agreement, and can hold up in most family ...
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  • Should You Change Your Name After Divorce?

    || 21-Aug-2014

    Our Pennsylvania Uncontested Divorce Attorney Can Help When it comes to changing your name, this is ultimately a decision only you can make. Some women may choose to go back to their maiden name, and some will even select a new last name for themselves, perhaps from a dear relative for instance. This is a choice that will require a great deal of thought. Then if you have kids, you have to think ...
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  • How Is Child Custody Decided in a Pennsylvania Divorce?

    || 24-Jun-2014

    In each of Pennsylvania's 67 counties, there are different rules that govern family law, though all family judges will strive to find the "best interests of the child" in coming to a determination about child custody. This requires the court to factor in any history of substance abuse on a parent's part, each parent's ability to provide for the child, the child's ...
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  • Philadelphia Courts: Child Custody Cases Can Face Yearlong Delays

    || 4-Jun-2014

    According to the data, family courts in Philadelphia are so congested that it takes a year in some cases to even have the first court hearing for child custody. Over the past three years, thousands of families have suffered from the insane delays. One official blames this in part on a 2010 law that told courts to make the decision when a parent with a criminal record wants custody, or even when ...
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  • Federal Judge rules Pennsylvania ban on same-sex marriages "unconstitutional"

    || 20-May-2014

    Pennsylvania's ban on same-sex marriage has been ruled unconstitutional by federal Judge John E. Jones, who said it is now time to toss such laws "into the ash heap of history". This opens the door for gay and lesbian married couples to get an uncontested Pennsylvania divorce. While the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania may still appeal the decision, this is big news for those married but ...
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  • Michael Moore Files For Divorce

    || 13-Aug-2013

    The general public is normally taken by surprise when the long marriage of a celebrity comes to an end. Michael Moore, the champion of the common guy, has filed for divorce from his wife, Kathleen Glynn. After twenty one years of marriage, the couple find themselves dissolving their union. Fifty-nine year old Moore filed a divorce complaint in Antrim, Michigan. The grounds were due to the ...
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  • How to Move On After an Uncontested Pennsylvania Divorce

    || 5-Aug-2013

    The ink has dried on your uncontested divorce decree, and it's time to redefine yourself and move forward. You are not the same person who exchanged vows with your ex-spouse, life has thrown you some curve balls and you have survived. Healing will take time, but here are some tips on how to move forward. Accept yourself and where you are in your post-divorce life. Don't get stuck in the ...
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  • 10 Tips to Get You Through Uncontested Divorce

    || 29-Jul-2013

    As you are coming to terms with the fact that your marriage is ending, there are items which you may neglect. I have put together a tip sheet to help you navigate a little more comfortably through your uncontested divorce. Be moderate in your behavior. This is not the time to take your life savings and blow it on a trip to Vegas. Get through your uncontested divorce and develop a life-long plan. A ...
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  • Mister Rogers and Uncontested Divorce

    || 15-Jul-2013

    Sesame Street came out with a website that helps children and parents through uncontested divorce. Yet, many are unaware that Mister Rogers tackled the subject of divorce first, through his television show. When the general climate thought of the word "divorce" as taboo, Mister Rogers (Fred Rogers) reassured children that divorce was an acceptable topic to talk about. On a clip from his ...
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  • Jennifer Lopez and Her Parents' Divorce

    || 11-Jul-2013

    A Pennsylvania uncontested divorce might just serve Jennifer Lopez's interest, if she qualified for one. Superstar Jennifer Lopez is no stranger when it comes to divorce and the ill effects of her personal life spilling over into her public life. Her marriages and especially her divorces have created headlines internationally. Yet, the divorce of her parents has been something which she has ...
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  • Children's Bedtime Stories and Uncontested Divorce

    || 11-Jun-2013

    During an uncontested divorce, family roles change as the marriage transforms into divorce. Children can be hard hit with a parent who was present during bedtime and now lives away from the kids. Anxiety levels in children can increase during this time as they realize the absent parent is not there to read them a bedtime story and tuck them in for the night. Technology is making it possible for ...
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  • What To Wear When Negotiating Your Marital Settlement Agreement

    || 20-May-2013

    Our first inclination in communicating during an uncontested divorce is to use our verbal skills. You will find heaps of information on how to talk to your spouse, how to talk to your teenager and even how to talk with older parents who are divorcing. One critical area of communication when negotiating a marital settlement agreement which is often overlooked is visual communication. Environmental ...
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  • An Uncontested Divorce Talk With Your Teenager.

    || 14-May-2013

    Teenagers often have to carry the stereotype of being difficult communicate with and challenging parents in a variety of different ways. During an uncontested Pennsylvania divorce, being able to talk and listen with your teenager can make a substantial difference on how he or she handles changes in the family. Although your teenager may seem to be leaving you out of her personal life, it's ...
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  • Single Parent Time Outs and Uncontested Divorce

    || 8-May-2013

    Becoming a single parent after an uncontested divorce brings a new set of challenges. Sometimes, caring single parents focuse so much attention on caring for their children that they overlook caring for themselves in the process. Don't let guilt get in your way- make sure to indulge yourself a bit. On a daily basis, take at least fifteen minutes a day for yourself. You are worth at least ...
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  • Beauty Contest Winner Speaks Up About Divorce

    || 2-May-2013

    Beauty queen Katrina Jayne Rivera Dimaranan has publicly voiced her opinion about divorce. The 2012 winner of the Miss Binibining Pilipinas Tourism 2012 stated that divorce should be legal in the Philippines, a country which currently does not legally allow for divorce. As the Pilipina beauty pageant reaches its fifth anniversary this year, women are demonstrating that they are more than their ...
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  • Uncontested Divorce Ceremonies

    || 30-Apr-2013

    Divorce parties have recently captured the public's attention. Now, divorce ceremonies are becoming part of the closure process for many couples getting a cheap uncontested divorce. Divorce ceremonies are now an alternative way for couples to end their marriage and help them move onto the next phase in their lives. The money saved getting a cheap divorce can be used to help heal and even ...
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  • How to Reduce Your Pet's Stress During Uncontested Divorce

    || 24-Apr-2013

    During an uncontested divorce, not only does the divorcing couple experience considerable stress, but so does the dog, cat or other pet. In tumultuous times, the family pet's health can be easily overlooked. However, there are some steps you can take to help reduce stress and anxiety for your pet. There are some signs which can alert you to animal stress (this is not an exhaustive list): ...
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  • The Sweetest Place On Earth

    || 21-Apr-2013

    Going through an uncontested divorce can leave one with bitter feelings. Why not take a break and visit the sweetest place on earth – Hershey, Pennsylvania. You don't have to pay a fortune to take a break from your uncontested divorce. Pennsylvania has attracted visitors from all over the world, why not take advantage of what you have in your own home state. Divorce can take it's ...
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  • Tips for Moving Pet During Uncontested Divorce

    || 18-Apr-2013

    When undergoing an uncontested divorce you may find yourself having to move to a new home. Changing residence can also mean your pet will end up in a new home, as well. This can be a difficult transition for your family pet, since he will be in a new environment with one less loved one. In order to help ensure your pet has a smoother passage, here are some suggestions. First, visit your pet's ...
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  • Take A Break From Uncontested Divorce - Visit Lancaster County, PA

    || 12-Apr-2013

    Self-care is one of the most valuable gifts you can give yourself during and after an uncontested divorce. Eating healthy and exercise in order to stay in shape. Then, think about a day trip to clear your mind. A local trip can do wonders to rejuvenate your perspective. Pennsylvania is a beautiful state which offers historical, natural and fascinating areas to visit. Don't feel like you have ...
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  • 20 Fascinating Facts About Divorce

    || 6-Apr-2013

    There are many strange and fascinating facts about divorce. Some make us laugh, others make us glad we live in a different era or culture. A few of these facts may give you pause as pause as you reflect on your own uncontested divorce. Couples in Republican dominated states tend to have a higher divorce rate than Democratic states. Not until 1997 was divorce permitted in Ireland. During the ...
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