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Information that Your Divorce Attorney Needs to Know

By Kardos, Rickles & Hand |

When you and your spouse make the decision to terminate your marriage, your next concern should be contacting a dedicated divorce attorney in Bucks County to represent you. While going through a divorce may make you defensive and untrusting, it is important to remember that your divorce attorney is there to support your best… Read More »

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Everything You Should Know Regarding Parking Lot Accidents

By Kardos, Rickles & Hand |

Almost every day the average American drives through a parking lot, since they serve as gateways to most commerce. While most people do not consider parking lots to be dangerous, they are breeding grounds for car accidents. This is due to the high concentration of people walking around and the number vehicles within a… Read More »

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The Leading Causes of Car Accidents and Proper Prevention

By Kardos, Rickles & Hand |

Determining why a car accident occurred is important for numerous reasons such as liability and prevention. The following describes some of the most common factors that lead to devastating accidents. Distracted driving: Drivers texting and talking on their cell phones is one of the most dangerous things they can do behind the wheel. Additionally,… Read More »

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Understanding Pennsylvania’s Alimony Laws

By Kardos, Rickles & Hand |

Alimony is consistently considered one of the most controversial topics in relation to divorce proceedings. Alimony, which is monetary payments made by an ex-spouse to the other former spouse after their divorce is finalized, is handled slightly differently in the State of Pennsylvania than in other jurisdictions. When a divorce decree is entered, if… Read More »

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What Are Pennsylvania’s Child Custody Relocation Laws?

By Kardos, Rickles & Hand |

Child custody refers to legal custody and physical custody. Physical custody refers to the actual physical possession of a child. In Pennsylvania, parents can develop their own custody agreement with the help of family law mediation or the court can determine it. In many cases, both parties have physical custody rights to the child…. Read More »

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Understanding a Fault Divorce in Pennsylvania

By Kardos, Rickles & Hand |

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… Read More »

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What Is the Difference Between a Prenup and a Postnup?

By Kardos, Rickles & Hand |

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… Read More »

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Key Financial Issues to Consider When Filing for Divorce

By Kardos, Rickles & Hand |

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… Read More »

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

By Kardos, Rickles & Hand |

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… Read More »

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How Did Opioids Change Pennsylvania Child Custody Laws?

By Kardos, Rickles & Hand |

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… Read More »

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