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Pennsylvania Family Law

Navigating Real Estate During Divorce

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Going through a divorce can be an incredibly challenging life transition. As you contemplate this difficult process, it is crucial to have a clear strategy in place, especially when dealing with real estate. In this guide, we will discuss considerations and steps to navigate the complexities of real estate during a divorce. Prioritize Your Living […]

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Qualifying for a Divorce in Pennsylvania (2023 Guide)

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Divorce can be a complex and emotionally challenging process. This guide aims to provide clear and up-to-date information for those seeking to understand how to qualify for a divorce in Pennsylvania in 2023. Eligibility Criteria: Residency Requirements: At least one spouse must have been a resident of Pennsylvania for at least six months prior to […]

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What is Marital Property in Pennsylvania?

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In Pennsylvania, when it comes to dividing assets, the state follows equitable distribution laws. This article is here to shed some light on the concept of marital property in Pennsylvania. We’ll give you a clear, accurate, and comprehensive understanding of what assets and debts are considered part of the marital estate, what it means for […]

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Challenges to Divorce Agreements in Pennsylvania

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Navigating the aftermath of a divorce can be as complex as the process itself, especially when circumstances change, necessitating a revision of the original agreement. Our firm often encounters individuals dissatisfied with their do-it-yourself divorce agreements or those containing significant errors. In Pennsylvania, while the law allows for modifications to divorce agreements, there are specific […]

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Divorce and 529 College Savings Plans

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When going through a divorce, one of the concerns is the division of assets, including college savings plans that parents have been diligently saving for their child or children. This issue is crucial to address, as college savings are handled differently depending on the state and the setup of the accounts. Your attorney will discuss […]

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The 50/50 Custody Debate in Pennsylvania

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CoParenting The 50-50 Target in PA Awarding sole custody to just one parent after a divorce is outdated. Parenting should not be treated as a competition where one parent wins and the other loses. In Pennsylvania, parenting plans are comprehensive, allowing both parents to collaborate on decisions regarding school breaks and extracurricular activities. However, many […]

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Divorce Laws in PA

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Starting a divorce can be an emotionally and legally complex process, especially if you have never been through it before. At our firm, we have spoken with thousands of divorcing clients in Pennsylvania, and we understand the questions and concerns that arise about the law and the process. We are here to guide you through […]

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How to Divide Assets in Divorce

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How to Divide Assets in Divorce When going through a divorce, dividing assets is often one of the most challenging and emotionally charged aspects. It’s not only about separating financial resources but also untangling years of shared lives and dreams. This article aims to guide you through the process, offering clear, practical advice on how […]

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Understanding Contested Adoptions in Pennsylvania: A Comprehensive Guide

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Adopting a child is an extraordinary experience filled with joy and anticipation. Amidst the joy, the legal process of adoption can bring forth an abundance of paperwork, particularly in contested adoption cases. This comprehensive guide will shed light on what contested adoptions entail, the circumstances, and the crucial legal aspects involved. What is a Contested […]

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Understanding Divorce Approaches in Pennsylvania: Choosing the Right Path Forward

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Divorce can be a complex and emotionally challenging process. Pennsylvania has four primary divorce methods: mediation, litigation, collaborative, and cooperative divorce. Mediation: Mediation allows couples to reach agreements amicably with the help of a neutral third party, the mediator. One notable advantage of mediation is that it allows couples to control the decision-making and tailor […]

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