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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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Co-Parenting Agreement Tips

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An individual going through a divorce may be ready to sever their connections with their spouse, but if there are children involved the parenting connection will remain. There are ways to make co-parenting agreements work but cooperation is necessary. Typically, a parenting agreement will outlive the technicalities, including schedules and timelines. Discuss your expectations… Read More »

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Understanding Divorce Mediation

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During a divorce, many spouses find themselves exhausted from the emotional and financial toll of the process. Continuing this process through a court procedure may not be the best solution for everyone. In some instances, the best path to settle a divorce is to opt for divorce mediation. To determine what is best for… Read More »

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What Happens When a Parent Doesn’t Pay Child Support?

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In a divorce settlement, it is common for there to be a monthly payment from one parent to another to help with the expenses of raising a child or children. This payment is called a child support payment. Typically the custodial parent, the one who cares for the underage youth the majority of the… Read More »

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Parenting Coordination Rules in Pennsylvania

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When parents separate and divorce, children are impacted. There are changes to daily routines and long-term plans. Not only can the changes themselves be disruptive, but the parents who are sharing custody can find themselves fighting over custody arrangements as well. Parent coordinators can help. What Is Parenting Coordination? In some cases, when there… Read More »

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Getting Your Finances Ready for Divorce

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Preparing for a legal separation or a divorce can be confusing and emotional. One of the areas of your life that will need to be addressed when a marriage is ending is the family finances. Unsure if you and your spouse have a legal reason for divorce? Here is a list of grounds for… Read More »

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Prenuptial Agreements

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Not Just In The Movies Many of us have heard of a prenup agreement – these are quite often seen in the movies or the tabloid, considered a necessity when a celebrity couple marries or one partner is rich. Most recently, there was talk about the marriage of Justin Beiber and Hailey Baldwin. People… Read More »

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Child Custody Basics

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Figuring out who will have custody of the children involved in a divorce proceeding can be incredibly stressful, especially at a time where emotions are running high. There are so many factors to consider, including where the children will live, who will make the important decisions in their lives, and what the children themselves… Read More »

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Understanding Pennsylvania’s Alimony Laws

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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 Is the Difference Between a Prenup and a Postnup?

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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… Read More »

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