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Choosing Your Maiden Name After Divorce

By Kardos, Rickles & Hand |

When a person goes through a divorce, one of the decisions that need to be made is what surname they will use. If a woman took their spouse’s last name when they got married, she may want to go back to their maiden name. For others, they choose to continue using the name they… Read More »

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Tips to Talking to Kids About Divorce

By Kardos, Rickles & Hand |

Sharing news of a divorce with children can be difficult. While talking through the issues of a divorce with friends and family members can be uncomfortable, news of a divorce impacts the day-to-day life of children. Children respond in a variety of ways, depending on the situation. They may withdraw emotionally or they may… Read More »

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What to Expect from During a Pennsylvania Kinship Adoption

By Kardos, Rickles & Hand |

Couples seeking to add a child to their family through adoption will undoubtedly have many questions. This is also true when a person is the child’s relative, be that an aunt, uncle, or grandparent. Adoption can be a celebratory time within a family, but there is a process in place in Pennsylvania to be… Read More »

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Divorce and Retirement Plans

By Kardos, Rickles & Hand |

Many things change when individuals go through the process of divorce. One of those things is the finances. While the focus can be on daily expenses, it is also helpful to plan for the future and understand a divorce can impact retirement plans, too. According to a Center for Retirement Research at Boston College… Read More »

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Coronavirus and Custody Issues

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Affecting people throughout the world, individuals and families alike, many parents are having custody issues during this unprecedented time. Issues arise for many sharing custody and this health emergency has brought parenting time concerns to the attention of parents and their legal teams. Have custody issues been an issue for you during the coronavirus… Read More »

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Reasons You Need a Divorce Attorney

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When individuals consider divorce, they have many issues on their mind. They may be worried about child support, custody issues, spousal support, and property division. If you can iron these out on your own, you may be wondering if you need a divorce lawyer at all. According to Pennsylvania law individuals have the right… Read More »

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Ways to Improve Your Life After Divorce

By Kardos, Rickles & Hand |

After a divorce agreement is finalized, it is important to find happiness for yourself. A change in lifestyle, schedules, and routines can be difficult but it can yield big results. Divorce is a major change in life and chances are other shifts will need to be made as you reinvent your life. As you… Read More »

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Dividing Marital Debt

By Kardos, Rickles & Hand |

When a couple is divorcing, it is common for financial discussions to gravitate toward the division of assets, whether that is cash, investments, or property. While assets do need to be distributed, it is essential there is also a plan in place to deal with marital debt. If there is little to no debt,… Read More »

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Pros and Cons of Witnesses In a Divorce Case

By Kardos, Rickles & Hand |

Divorce cases typically do not involve witnesses. The two people divorcing, with the help of their attorneys, settle issues in the majority of circumstances. Of course, there are exceptions. There are situations when a divorce attorney will decide information from a third party would be helpful. What Types of Witnesses Are There? There are… Read More »

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Why You Need a Bucks County Divorce Attorney

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When a person is filing for a divorce, one of the things they are thinking about is their financial situation. They may even wonder if they can afford a lawyer, particularly if there are multiple properties to divide or spousal support and child support that will need to be paid. Sometimes just the thought… Read More »

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