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Pennsylvania Divorce

High-Asset Property Division: Does “Equitable” Mean “Equal?”

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In any Pennsylvania or New Jersey divorce that is prominently marked by significant assets, the affected parties will understandably have material concerns regarding the ultimate distribution of so-called “marital property.” That term connotes both assets and debt obligations that a married couple in either state acquired during their marriage (as distinguished from nonmarital assets; we […]

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The Pennsylvania Divorce Process

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Taking the First Steps on Your Path to a Better Life You’re not happy in your marriage, and you’ve decided that it is time to get a divorce. Now what? Do you talk to your spouse? Fill out a form? Call a lawyer? Although every divorce is different, every couple must follow the same steps […]

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No Fault Divorce in Pennsylvania

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In this video: Firm partner and Philadelphia Divorce Lawyer Melinda Previtera covers the basics of a PA Divorce, including the grounds for a Fault and No-Fault Divorce in the Keystone State. Melinda Previtera, Esquire Divorce Lawyer in Philadelphia What is No Fault Divorce? In Pennsylvania, a no-fault divorce is a type of marital dissolution where […]

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Social Security Considerations in Divorce

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Social Security is extremely important to our economic security. Social Security stands as one of the most complex areas in financial planning (let alone divorce planning), but most people overlook it. For divorcing couples, if proper planning is not done, the result could be economically detrimental. The purpose of this guide is to address some […]

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Spousal Support And Marital Settlement Agreements

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In an opinion issued on March 20, 2014, a Dauphin County judge upheld and explained his prior order denying an ex-husband’s request that he be entirely discharged from paying alimony to his ex-wife.  The case was Eugene v. Eugene. The ex-husband had asked for discharge of his alimony obligation, which was outlined in his written […]

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Is a PA Do-It-Yourself Divorce Right For You?

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Do I Really Need a Divorce Attorney? QUESTION: Is there any particular reason why I should hire a lawyer rather than doing a do-it-yourself divorce? You’ve seen the ads for $59 do-it-yourself divorce and you are wondering, “Why should I pay an attorney, when I can fill out the forms myself?” Some people have no […]

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Here's what our clients have to say about working with us. Please note, results may vary based on individual circumstances.

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.

David R.

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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