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Complicated Assets and Divorce: What You Need to Know

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Divorce is an inherently complex process for most couples. However, by definition, a complex divorce involves substantial assets or high-income for one or both spouses.  Complex divorces usually include the division of professional practices, family-held businesses, large estates, and marital assets with a high valuation. Even when both spouses are willing to cooperate, these divorces […]

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Is Your Professional Degree Marital Property?

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Obtaining a professional degree is hard work that requires dedication and sacrifice, not only for the student but also for their spouse. Not to mention, it can also be quite costly and burdensome on the family budget. The courts realize that some spouses put their loved one through an expensive and time-consuming degree program only […]

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How You Can Protect Assets During Divorce

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Any legal matter involving the family can be complex and stressful, and a successful resolution comes from having the right information. At Petrelli Previtera, our blog aims to provide clients, colleagues, friends and family with tips and advice they can use in the real world, so they can live their best lives. As we help […]

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Protect Your Post-Divorce Future from Marital Debt

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Money troubles can put a strain on even the happiest of marriages. Couples who regularly argue about money and debt are statistically more likely to divorce than couples without financial problems. However, divorce doesn’t make the debt go away. How can you prevent your marital debt from affecting your future? Protect Yourself During Divorce With […]

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Retirement with a Qualified Domestic Relations Order

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Retirement assets are marital property in Pennsylvania. If you and your spouse are divorcing, you will need to divide your 401(k), pensions, and other retirement assets. A qualified domestic relations order (QDRO) is the legal order you’ll need. A QDRO establishes a spouse’s right to receive a percentage of a qualified plan’s account balance or future […]

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Determining “Separate Property” in a Divorce

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If you’re getting divorced in Pennsylvania, you have likely heard the term “equitable distribution.” Pennsylvania divorce law follows the rules of equitable distribution, which means the courts divide marital property and debts as they see fair. However, with careful planning, divorcing spouses have the ability to omit certain property from the equitable distribution process. Those items […]

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Can We Keep Our Own Retirement Accounts?

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When you’re working out the terms of your divorce, it may seem like everything in your life has to be divided. Splitting up retirement plans has its own slew of complexities, including adhering to federal guidelines and taking on possible tax-related consequences. You and your soon-to-be-ex can save yourselves a big headache if you can […]

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How Much is the Business Worth?

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What You Need to Know About Valuating the Family Business for Your PA Divorce. Pennsylvania is an equitable distribution state. This means that when a couple divorces, all marital property must be divided between the spouses. If you or your spouse owns a business, the business may be considered marital property. Before you and your […]

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