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Essay Contemplates Equal Custody Time as the Norm

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An essay recently published online makes an interesting argument that the law should presume that divorcing parents should get equal custody time with their children. The idea has been floating around for some time, but no state has adopted it. In most states, including Pennsylvania, if the parents cannot come to an out-of-court settlement, the […]

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Women are Paying More Child and Spousal Support

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The tables have turned in one important area of divorce law – more and more women are paying child and spousal support instead of receiving them. It is not uncommon for women to earn more than their husbands, and as a result, they end up owing support. A survey conducted this spring showed that the […]

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What Unmarried Couples Need to Know About Ending Relationships

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Ending a long term relationship is just as painful whether you are legally married or not, and a long term relationship that is not recognized as a marriage may result in similar issues to a marriage when the relationship dissolves. Pennsylvania does not yet recognize same sex marriages, nor do all municipalities recognize domestic partnerships. […]

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The Debate over Cohabiting and Divorce

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Lately there has been discussion in the media about whether living together with the person you are dating before marriage increases the likelihood that you’ll divorce someday. A psychologist published an article in the New York Times this spring alleging that cohabitation makes divorce more likely. But other writers, such as the author of this […]

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Insurance Planning is Essential to any Divorce Settlement

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When it comes time to draft a property settlement agreement at the end of a divorce, a divorce attorney’s job is to protect the long-term interests of his or her client. Simply splitting up real and personal property is not enough. To ensure that their clients will receive the benefits of a settlement agreement in […]

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Jewish Divorces –What Role do They Play in American Divorce Law?

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An article in the New York Times that appeared earlier this spring discussed the phenomenon of Orthodox Jewish men refusing to grant their wives religious divorces. The article, available here, explains that if an Orthodox Jewish couple does not obtain a religious divorce, called a “get” in the Jewish culture, the wife is considered to […]

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