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Developing a Support System While Navigating a Divorce

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Divorce is both an end and a beginning. It takes a lot of emotional energy to move through the divorce process so it is important that individuals build themselves a strong support system. With the proper supports in place, it can make a difficult process smoother. Different connections provide a range of strengths. For… Read More »

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Is It Time for a Divorce?

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The decision to end a marriage can be difficult. After all, it is likely you have put a lot of work and time into trying to save the relationship. It is important you are certain before moving forward with divorce paperwork. Once a person tells their spouse and files paperwork, it is unlikely the… Read More »

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Reasons for Increased Child Support

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In Pennsylvania, child support is calculated according to the Pennsylvania Rules of Civil Procedure, Rules 1910.16-1 to 1910.16-7. Deciding what amount will be paid takes the needs of a child and the income of the parents into account. This is how a basic total is achieved, but there can be additional expenses, depending on… Read More »

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Should I File for Divorce First?

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There are times when people find a spouse’s request for divorce surprising, but in many instances both parties recognize there could be divorce in their future. If it is clear a divorce is coming, you may be considering talking to a lawyer. But, is it beneficial to file for divorce first? It can be. … Read More »

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Is My Spouse Delaying the Divorce?

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Ending a marriage is difficult. It is common for both parties to be upset and emotional. Sometimes, one (or both) parties experience doubt. If you are in a situation where you want to move forward with a divorce but you feel your spouse is delaying the process, it can lead to frustration. If you… Read More »

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Failure to Pay Child Support In Pennsylvania

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If a judge orders child support payments, there are penalties when those payments are not made. After all, in Pennsylvania and throughout the country it is the responsibility of parents to support their children, including non-custodial parents who are ordered to pay child support. Typically, when there is a failure to pay child support… Read More »

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Proving Paternity of a Child

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It is very difficult for single mothers to raise children on their own, both emotionally and financially. Mothers around the world work daily to provide a stable home while being the only one bringing in financial support. While establishing paternity will not solve all of the issues involved with single parenting, it is a… Read More »

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Choosing Your Maiden Name After Divorce

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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

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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

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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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