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  • Divorcing? Get Your Finances in Line!

    || 13-Dec-2016

    Researchers estimate that 45 to 50% of first marriages end in divorce in the United States. For second and subsequent marriages, the divorce rate is even higher. You may ask, “Why is the divorce rate so high in the United States?” Many experts and divorce attorneys agree that two factors play a key role in the rate of divorce: 1) women are more economically independent than ever ...
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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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  • Getting Divorced? Here Are 5 Things You Should Do Right Now

    || 6-Aug-2014

    Right now, online, there are several things you can do to help yourself out during a divorce: venting on social media is not one these things. In fact, far too many people damage their divorce, or even ruin their chances of a peaceful divorce, by airing private matters online. The internet can be a powerful tool against you or for you. Here are some ways to put technology on your side when you ...
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  • What Can a Divorce Cost in Pennsylvania?

    || 14-Jul-2014

    The High Price of a Contested Divorce It depends entirely on what type of divorce you pursue. If you go the route of a contested divorce, then all bets are off. Not only is this a bitter, lengthy process, but you could be looking at an at least $30,000 price tag. If you go through a contested divorce in court, your final bill could include: $200 initial consultations with your divorce attorney ...
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  • How to Shop for A Cheap Uncontested Divorce

    || 5-May-2013

    Searching for a cheap uncontested divorce can seem like a maze with different options available. There are some key elements that you should take a look at before retaining an uncontested divorce attorney. Looking into these different areas will help assure that you have a good uncontested divorce lawyer helping you for a affordable rate. Start with the word "cheap". What does cheap mean ...
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  • How to Serve Spouse Uncontested Divorce Papers

    || 20-Feb-2013

    As you go through the uncontested divorce process different questions will surface at different stages. How do I serve my spouse is a common question once a person has decided they are going to file for an uncontested divorce. Before serving your spouse with divorce papers, also known as a divorce petition or divorce summons, prepare the groundwork. Make sure you have had a conversation with him ...
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  • Allen Iverson's Ex Divorce Lawyer Sues For Legal Fees Owed

    || 14-Feb-2013

    Allen Iverson, eleven-time NBA All-Star, has recently found himself in an avalanche of bad news. The latest headlines read of allegations made by his ex- divorce attorney. Allegedly Iverson currently owes Attorney Johnathan Levine over $60,000. Levine is suing Iverson for hours he put into his divorce case during 2012. Iverson's divorce was settled just this past January, but Levine has ...
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  • Legal Name Change & Uncontested Divorce

    || 5-Feb-2013

    One of the considerations women face with an uncontested divorce is changing their last name. There are a variety of reasons women may consider changing their surname when facing an no fault divorce in Pennsylvania. For some women they no longer want to be reminded of their ex husband, others want to quickly move ahead and forge their own identity. There are a couple of options to consider when ...
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  • Tips on Starting A Marital Settlement Agreement

    || 8-Jan-2013

    Negotiating a marital settlement agreement during an uncontested divorce can seem overwhelming. You are trying to figure out the best way to get what you need and survive after the divorce; add the emotional aspects and you might feel like giving up before you even start. We've put together some tips to help you get started with your marital settlement agreement. The first item to keep in mind ...
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  • How Costly Can Divorce Get?

    || 4-Jan-2013

    One of the first questions which crosses an individual's mind when considering divorce is – How much is a divorce going to cost me? As with most decisions in life there is a way to be financially savvy about your choices and then there is the other option of indulging emotions. In this case indulging your emotions would mean a full out contested battle with your spouse. Attorney fees ...
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  • Happy New Year from Cairns Law Offices

    || 1-Jan-2013

    Dear Clients, The Cairns Law Offices wishes everyone from Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Harrisburg, Erie, and all points between in the state of Pennsylvania a Happy New Year and heartfelt thanks for trusting our law firm with your uncontested divorce. Last year has been an incredible year for the growth of our services while never wavering in the quality of our services. Cairns Law Offices continues ...
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  • Can I Get A Same Sex Uncontested Divorce in Pennsylvania?

    || 16-Nov-2012

    Gay/lesbian marriages are not recognized in the state of Pennsylvania or its cities, such as Philadelphia or Pittsburgh. Since they are not legally recognized by the state, gay and lesbian couples cannot get an uncontested divorce in Pennsylvania. Without legal recognition in the commonwealth, there can generally be no legal dissolution of the marriage. Six states in the U.S. and Washington, D.C. ...
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  • Joint Custody vs Sole Custody in Uncontested Divorce

    || 2-Nov-2012

    Uncontested divorce brings up many uncertainties and questions, especially with regard to how to deal with your children. As you are working out your marital settlement agreement with your spouse one of the questions which may surface is how to handle child custody. In this entry we present some of the differences between joint and sole custody in order for you to better understand how you would ...
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  • 100 Uncontested Divorce Blogs And Counting

    || 10-Oct-2012

    Dear Clients and Readers, This is our 100th blog on simple, no fault, uncontested Pennsylvania Divorces. I have written these blogs with you in mind, and by remembering what I went through in my own divorce process. Thank you for being part of the success of the pioneering work of eDivorce. Your support and feedback have been instrumental in keeping the uncontested divorces of the Cairns Law ...
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  • Individuals who have been abandoned by their spouse may still qualify for an uncontested divorce. Both spouses will have to be in agreement to get an uncontested divorce. Also, the person filing for an uncontested divorce will have to be able to locate his/her spouse in order to have the appropriate paper work signed. What is Spousal/Marital Abandonment? In the state of Pennsylvania spousal ...
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  • Marital Property and Marital Settlement Agreements

    || 17-Sep-2012

    Trying to figure out what you are going to put into your marital settlement agreement can seem overwhelming. One of the topics to make the process move along easier is understanding that the state of Pennsylvania is marital property state. Basically what this means is that property acquired during the marriage belongs to both spouses. Some considerations for working out the distribution of your ...
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  • Even uncontested divorces are difficult emotionally. You have to decide that you want to work on forgiving your spouse and possibly yourself. The benefits of forgiveness are numerous including having a more amicable divorce, more easily working out a marital settlement agreement and being able to more effectively co-parent your children in the future. Keep in mind that forgiveness is a process. In ...
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  • Can I Get A Common Law Divorce?

    || 5-Sep-2012

    Can I Get A Common Law Divorce? There has been some confusion around common law marriages, also known as a sui juris marriage, and how to get a "common law divorce". Many people believe that if you live together for seven years or more you are considered married. This is a myth. Currently in the state of Pennsylvania a person cannot have a common law marriage. Also, the term common law ...
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  • Marital Settlement Agreements Help With New School Year

    || 3-Sep-2012

    The school year is about to start for many students throughout the state of Pennsylvania. Changes from a summer schedule to the scholastic schedule will soon start to affect your family as you settle into new routines. This is a good time to pull out your marital settlement agreement and review details for the upcoming school year. If you are divorcing in Pennsylvania and are currently working out ...
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  • Can I Get An Uncontested Pennsylvania Divorce?

    || 30-Aug-2012

    Soon to be divorced couples often ask how do they know if they can get a simple, uncontested, no-fault Pennsylvania uncontested divorce. An uncontested divorce is appropriate when both parties have decided that they can work together to dissolve their marriage without engaging in a high drama divorce in a series of court battles. The couple understands that it is no longer in their best interest ...
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  • Protect Finances During Divorce

    || 29-Aug-2012

    During an uncontested divorce it's easy to let emotions get in the way of making good financial decisions. One of the areas that is often affected by poor planning and emotional outbursts during the divorce process is finances. In addition, not understanding how to successfully navigate these turbulent waters can take you from an otherwise uncontested Pennsylvania divorce with a mutually ...
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  • Christina Aguilera Rebounds from Divorce

    || 28-Aug-2012

    Christina Aguilera shocked the world when she filed for divorce against Jordan Bratman, husband of five years. Prior photos of her former spouse demonstrated a relationship filled with love, and most didn't suspect otherwise. Having experienced the divorce of her parents at age seven, she decided she wanted to create a better and more a positive home life for her son Max. Aguilera claimed her ...
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  • Social Media and Your Uncontested Divorce

    || 27-Aug-2012

    With technology becoming more and more a part of daily life, many of the personal aspects of our lives are being altered by its usage. Divorce is an area where technology is having a greater effect than ever before. You can now get an uncontested divorce online and send an email to your parents when you have just gotten your divorce decree a few weeks later. There are smart ways to use technology ...
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  • The Risks of Not Having a Marital Settlement Agreement

    || 26-Aug-2012

    What is a Fair Settlement Agreement? What constitutes a "fair" marital settlement agreement is a headline that has recently been blasted across media circuits. Most recently, Tom Cruise has been accused of getting out of his divorce easily, since his ex-wife Katie Holmes will "only" receive a stated $400,000 for child support. The comparison has been made to his $250 million ...
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  • Marital Settlement Agreement and Post Divorce Lawsuits

    || 25-Aug-2012

    Twenty two years after divorcing ex-husband and hedge-fund titan, Patricia Cohen was back in court suing Steve Cohen for an additional $8.25 million. It has been reported that Patricia Cohen did get a generous amount of money at the time of divorce, but now believes she is entitled to more. The judge dismissed the case stating the statute of limitations has run out and her case lacked ...
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