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Understanding a Fault Divorce in Pennsylvania

December 7, 2018
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In a fault divorce, the court grants one spouse a divorce because of some proven fault of the other spouse. Most states no longer recognize fault divorces, but Pennsylvania will grant one under certain circumstances. When Could a Pennsylvania Court Consider a Fault Divorce? Under Pennsylvania divorce statutes, a court may grant the plaintiff a …

What Is the Difference Between a Prenup and a Postnup?

November 16, 2018
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The main difference between a prenuptial and a postnuptial agreement is that a prenup comes before marriage and a postnup can be agreed upon at any time during a marriage. What Is a Prenuptial Agreement? A prenup is a contractual agreement between two people before they get married. In Pennsylvania, it is legally called a …

Key Financial Issues to Consider When Filing for Divorce

October 26, 2018
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If you and your spouse are considering divorce, you might be worried about your finances. Not knowing what to expect or how to properly plan your finances in the event of divorce can cause unnecessary stress to your life. Sitting down with an experienced family law attorney who can break down these important issues could …

How Has the One-Year Separation Law Changed Pennsylvania Divorces?

September 14, 2018
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Two years ago, on Dec., 4, 2016, the Pennsylvania Legislature relaxed its “no-fault divorce law” waiting period from two years to one year for a spouse seeking to obtain a divorce without the other spouse’s consent. Over the past two years, there have been various short-term studies regarding the amended separation law. At this time, …

How Did Opioids Change Pennsylvania Child Custody Laws?

August 14, 2018
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Last month, we discussed how a new bill has changed the standing of grandparents in Pennsylvania child custody cases. But did you know that the same bill also grants certain other individuals standings in custody actions as well? This change could help kids all over the state find loving homes, and the opioid epidemic could …