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Pennsylvania Family Law

9 Reasons to File for Divorce in Pennsylvania

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You know that it is time to end your marriage, but are you sure that you have a legal reason to get a divorce? Pennsylvania law only allows a couple to divorce in certain circumstances. Those circumstances include: Abandonment without a reasonable cause for one year or more. Adultery. Cruel treatment that puts your life […]

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How Parenting Coordination Rules for PA and NJ Affect You

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A lot of people think that a long-standing area of law is completely settled and unchanging. Take family law, for instance: we’ve had the practices of marriages, divorces, adoptions, and so on for as long as anyone can remember, so nothing much can change there, right? Oh, so wrong. Even the staid topic of family […]

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Can a Mediated Postnuptial Agreement Stabilize Your Marriage?

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The old proverb says, “Marry in haste, repent at leisure.” That’s not a fair way to look at all marriages, but many young couples in Pennsylvania have learned that marriage is not quite what they expected. For some troubled relationships, the solution turns out to be a postnuptial agreement. Like the more familiar prenuptial agreement, […]

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PA Superior Court Affirms Enforcement of Post-Nuptial Agreement

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Over the years the Pennsylvania Superior Court upheld a trial court’s decision to enforce a post-nuptial agreement. An often-cited case is from 2013. This case involved an agreement between two spouses who had been married for thirteen years and contemplated divorce. It outlined the parties’ economic rights and included a provision that the wife would […]

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PA Court Holds that Support Order is Modifiable due to Parkinson’s Disease

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A recent Pennsylvania case featured two ex-spouses who disagreed whether the husband was entitled to a modification of their existing support order. In the case, Windley v. Schwarz, the spouses were divorced in New Hampshire and thereafter agreed to a uniform support order. Under the agreed upon order, the husband was to pay the wife […]

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