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PA House Bill 380 Could Save a Year for Certain Divorcing Couples

Both the House of Representatives and the Senate have passed a bill that would shorten the required period of time a couple must have lived separately to one year for automatic grounds for divorce. Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has until October 7, 2016 to sign House Bill 380 into la

Parental Relocation Reconsideration in New Jersey

The issues with parental relocation in the State of New Jersey involve the tension between a custodial parent’s need or desire to relocate and the other parent’s right to maintain a meaningful relationship with his or her child. Baures v. Lewis, 167 N.J. 91 (2001) set the precedent fo

§ 3707. Effect of death of either party.

Upon the death of the payee party, the right to receive alimony pursuant to this chapter shall cease. Upon the death of the payor party, the obligation to pay alimony shall cease unless otherwise indicated in an agreement between the parties or an order of court.

§ 3706. Bar to alimony.

No petitioner is entitled to receive an award of alimony where the petitioner, subsequent to the divorce pursuant to which alimony is being sought, has entered into cohabitation with a person of the opposite sex who is not a member of the family of the petitioner within the degrees of

§ 3705. Enforcement of foreign decrees.

(a)  General rule.–Whenever a person subject to a valid decree of a sister state or territory for the distribution of marital property or for the payment of alimony, temporary alimony or alimony pendente lite, or the property of that person is found within this Commonwealth, the

§ 3704. Payment of support, alimony and alimony pendente lite.

When so ordered by the court, all payments of child and spousal support, alimony or alimony pendente lite shall be made to the domestic relations section of the court which issued the order or the domestic relations section of the court at the residence of the party entitled to receiv

§ 3703. Enforcement of arrearages.

If at any time a party is in arrears in the payment of alimony or alimony pendente lite as provided for in sections 3701 (relating to alimony) and 3702 (relating to alimony pendente lite, counsel fees and expenses), the court may, after hearing, in order to effect payment of the arrea

§ 3702. Alimony pendente lite, counsel fees and expenses.

In proper cases, upon petition, the court may allow a spouse reasonable alimony pendente lite, spousal support and reasonable counsel fees and expenses. Reasonable counsel fees and expenses may be allowed pendente lite, and the court shall also have authority to direct that adequate h

§ 3701. Alimony.

(a)  General rule.–Where a divorce decree has been entered, the court may allow alimony, as it deems reasonable, to either party only if it finds that alimony is necessary. (b)  Factors relevant.–In determining whether alimony is necessary and in determining the nature, am

§ 3508. Conveyance of entireties property to divorced spouse.

Whenever married persons have acquired real estate as tenants by entireties and thereafter are divorced, either former spouse, except as otherwise provided by an order made under this chapter, may convey to the other, without the joinder of the other, the grantor’s interest in t
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