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Fast Facts on Divorce

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The Basics With the divorce rates rising in the United States, it’s probable that you know someone who has is divorced. Depending on how close you are to the person, you may even know some of the basic requirements and processes that occur. Pennsylvania Specifics Who Can File? In order to file for divorce… Read More »

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Mediation

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Why Mediation? If you are in the process of getting a divorce, just the thought of a long drawn out court procedure can be exhausting. Splitting up has likely already taken a huge emotional and financial toll on you, your spouse, and any children in the family. In this case, it might make more… Read More »

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Information that Your Divorce Attorney Needs to Know

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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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Key Financial Issues to Consider When Filing for Divorce

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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… Read More »

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Could Retirement Affect Your Alimony in Pennsylvania?

By Kardos, Rickles & Hand |

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… Read More »

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

By Kardos, Rickles & Hand |

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… Read More »

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How Can the #MeToo Movement Affect Divorce?

By Kardos, Rickles & Hand |

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… Read More »

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Is There Any Way to Fight Parental Alienation?

By Kardos, Rickles & Hand |

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… Read More »

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Financial Support in Exchange for Sex

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Recently, the Pennsylvania Superior Court found that a Husband’s refusal to pay for the financial support of the family because the Wife refused to have sex with him amounted to psychological force contemplated by the criminal statute’s definition of rape, Boykai v Young.  This Superior Court reasons that the Husband’s actions constituted sexual intercourse… Read More »

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Teen Demands $600 a Week from Parents – Judge Says No Way

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As reported by NJ.com, a Superior Court judge today refused to order a Lincoln Park couple to pay private school and college tuition for their 18-year-old daughter who moved out of their house and is suing for financial support. “Do we want to establish a precedent where parents live in basic fear of establishing… Read More »

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