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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 in the New York Times this spring alleging that cohabitation makes divorce more likely. But other writers, such as the author of this blog, have […]

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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, 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 be a […]

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He Said What?! Maintaining Privacy During Divorce

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In the age of the internet, social media, and smart phones, a new issue has arisen that adds another layer of stress to the process of getting divorced: how to protect your various private communications. With all of the emotional turmoil that divorce brings, it is not unlikely that spouses will be tempted to snoop […]

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Common Law Marriage, Not So Common Divorce

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In order to be released from the bonds of matrimony, you must first prove the existence of said relationship. Not a problem for most. However, it may not prove to be such an easy task if you are dealing with a Common Law Marriage. Specifically if you and your “spouse” disagree on the status of […]

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Divorce, Facebook style

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Ken Savage’s marriage already was strained, but the first sign that something was egregiously, electronically wrong came a year and a half ago, when his wife started taking her laptop into a different room to check Facebook. Once, Savage walked in on her. She asked, startled, “What are you doing?” and shut the laptop with […]

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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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