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The 10 Common Reasons for Divorce in 2024

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Coming to terms with the possibility of divorce is never easy. After all, no one gets married thinking it won’t last forever. However, things sometimes don’t work out as you planned or according to your marriage vows, your best intentions notwithstanding. This can be a challenging time filled with various emotions, including feeling lost or […]

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Types of Custody Orders in a Pennsylvania Divorce

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It’s in the interest of most parents that their children grow up in the most favorable environment that they possibly can. In the unfortunate case of a divorce, you might be left wondering what the future holds for your kids and how parenting will work going forward. Custody requires that divorcing parents temporarily shelve their […]

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10 Careers With the Highest Divorce Rates

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Going through a divorce can be a stressful and emotional experience. It can disrupt your home, identity, relationships, and financial stability. What will life be like without your partner? Will you be alone, or will you find someone else? Should you involve divorce lawyers? To prevent your marriage from ending in pain, disruption, and uncertainty, […]

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Is it Really Over? 10 Signs that It’s Time for a Divorce

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Maybe it’s been a slow, but sure, fallout between you and your spouse. Or, you don’t look at each other the same any more. For some, it’s a more serious issue like hurtful infidelity that therapy couldn’t help fix.  But when are you sure you should call it quits and get a divorce? The law […]

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Divorce Rate by Country: The 10 Leading Countries With the Highest Divorce Rates

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Getting divorced is never easy. When you tie the knot, you get into the union hoping it’ll last a lifetime. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case. Challenges like financial difficulties, domestic abuse, addiction, substance abuse, lack of commitment, and other reasons often lead to divorce. Some countries, however, experience divorce more frequently than others. However, […]

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Reasons to Modify Child Custody Agreements and Visitation Orders in Maryland

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Your child custody agreement outlines physical custody, which determines parental access and visitation, and legal custody, which determines decision-making authority. Both components are crucial to your rights and responsibilities as a parent. While your current child custody orders may have been suitable when you first divorced or when the court initially established them, circumstances can […]

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A Parent’s Guide to Relocation Laws in Maryland

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Child custody laws in Maryland not only govern the court’s initial decisions regarding a child’s custody and decision-making, but also what unfolds over time. It is not uncommon for life to change, which means that parents may need to make adjustments to existing child custody agreements. For that to happen, though, careful exploration of the […]

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Residency Requirements for Divorce in New Jersey

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When planning to get divorced, where you get divorced can matter. Each state has unique laws regarding matters of marital asset division, spousal support, child custody, and more. Each state has different precedents for how it handles certain cases. If you want to file your divorce in New Jersey, you will first need to meet […]

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Guide to Spousal Support & Alimony in Georgia

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Spousal support, also commonly known as alimony, is when one spouse provides money to the other after divorce. The idea of spousal support in Georgia, came about when it was expected that during a marriage, the husband would take care of his wife. If they got divorced, the husband had to keep providing financial help […]

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Melinda Previtera, Esq. came highly recommended to our family. Her knowledge base, professionalism, and compassion paved the way for a successful outcome. Melinda is efficient, detailed, and informative. She helps manage expectations, and postures her client for a fair and equitable result. We are happy to recommend Melinda!

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My experience was very good. Everyone was professional and attentive to my needs, keeping me updated every step of the way. I couldn’t ask for a better result, highly recommended.

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My marriage life has been a hell for me for the past four years until I decided to put an end to what has to be ended. Choosing a lawyer was another additional stressful part of the long process. I’m so glad that I’ve found the right one for me at Petrelli Previtera. Life isn’t always fair, but at least having her in my corner, felt even better. I couldn’t recommend her highly enough!

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