Understanding a Fault Divorce in Pennsylvania

Understanding a Fault Divorce in Pennsylvania

December 7, 2018

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 …

Key Financial Issues to Consider When Filing for Divorce

October 26, 2018

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 …

Could Retirement Affect Your Alimony in Pennsylvania?

June 28, 2018

Alimony is the payment made by one spouse to another based upon either the terms of a property settlement or a divorce decree. If the alimony was figured using the property settlement, then that settlement governs any modifications or termination of the alimony. However, if alimony is asserted through a divorce decree, then modifications and …

Why Must a Writer Split a Court Settlement with His Ex-Spouse?

June 14, 2018

Hollywood is full of interesting stories that roll out on the big screen almost every week. Take the 2013 White House thriller “Olympus Has Fallen”, starring Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart and Morgan Freeman. This movie delivers a lot of action and surprises, but did you know it did the same thing in Pennsylvania Superior Court? …

How Can the #MeToo Movement Affect Divorce?

May 21, 2018

Black dresses at the Golden Globes, celebrities suddenly fired, people finding their voice against their abusers: these are the results of the #MeToo movement and the “Time’s Up” movement. These social media phenomena have rocked our culture over the last year or so, paving a new path for social justice. Yet, there is a price …

Is There Any Way to Fight Parental Alienation?

May 7, 2018

Have you heard of parental alienation? This phenomenon, though not well known publicly, is a common occurrence in family courts all across the state of New Jersey. Alienation can lead to loving parents being cut off from their children and force them to pay the alienator money in the form of spousal and child support. …

Spousal Support in Pennsylvania

March 15, 2018

Also called spousal support, alimony is a payment one spouse gives to the other spouse to provide financial support during or after a divorce. It is possible for the spouses to reach an agreement regarding the amount and duration of alimony. The court can also hand down an order if the spouses can’t agree on …

How Is Child Custody Determined?

November 20, 2017

One of the biggest points of contention of any divorce can be the determination of child custody. Deciding which parent should have sole custody or negotiating a joint custody arrangement is never easy. However, if you know how other parents have been able to decide child custody during a divorce or legal separation, it can …

What’s the Difference Between Divorce and Legal Separation?

November 10, 2017

While many of us are aware that divorce and legal separation are different, many people are not quite sure how these two forms of separation differ. Divorce Versus Legal Separation If you and your spouse are having problems, you may be considering getting a divorce or legally separating. When trying to decide between these two …

How do I File my Taxes Now That I am Separated or Getting Divorced?

January 28, 2016

How do I file my taxes now that I am separated or getting divorced? If you separated from your spouse in 2014, you and your spouse should discuss how you are going to file your Federal and State Tax Returns in 2014. Waiting until April 14th, may be too late to sort out the details …

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