Unmarried Parents: Who Gets Custody?

Posted on November 12th, 2019 in Child Custody/Support

Parents that decide to separate have made a hard decision that affects both their lives and the children they’ve had together. But deciding who ultimately gets custody and is responsible for them financially is dependent on how well they get along and if they can agree upon a resolution. If not, then it will be […]

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Can Parental Alienation Determine Custody?

Posted on November 8th, 2019 in Child Custody/Support

Parental alienation occurs when one parent isolates a child from the other parent through manipulation, usually through words or actions. The child may feel fear of discipline or guilt due to this parent’s abuse, and make no mistake, this is child abuse. Often, if a pattern of parental alienation is established it can determine a […]

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Can I Stop My Divorce From Happening?

Posted on October 17th, 2019 in Divorce

You and your spouse have decided to get divorced. You started with paperwork and are now waiting to hear your court date. But you and your soon-to-be-ex have been on good speaking terms for the past few weeks. So well, in fact, that you’re rethinking the divorce. Could this be a mistake? Is this something […]

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When Small Business Owners Divorce

Posted on July 17th, 2019 in Divorce

Dividing a couple’s assets during a divorce can often be contentious, but additional complications exist if the parties are one of the over 999,000 small business owners in Pennsylvania. According to the Pennsylvania Small Business Development Center, 99.91 percent of businesses in Lackawanna County were small businesses in 2013. Therefore, it is inevitable that divorce will […]

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What is Considered Marital Property in Pennsylvania?

Posted on June 24th, 2019 in Divorce

As an equitable distribution state, Pennsylvania determines property division based on what is fair, not necessarily what is equal. Under the state’s law, a judge could treat each piece of marital property separately, dividing each one based on differing percentages. You should be aware that the assets that are subject to division will include just […]

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The Role of Religion in Divorce and Child Custody Matters

Posted on June 10th, 2019 in Divorce

Interfaith marriages are becoming increasingly common in the United States. According to the Pew Research Center, 39 percent of Americans who have gotten married since 2010 have a spouse in a different religious group. Therefore, spouses of different religions who are undergoing divorce in Pennsylvania may have differing views when it comes to which religion their […]

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What is a Postnuptial Agreement?

Posted on May 27th, 2019 in Family Law

Put simply, a postnuptial agreement is a contract between you and your legal spouse. Most Pennsylvanians are familiar with the concept of a prenuptial agreement, which is executed before the wedding ceremony. Prenuptial agreements set forth terms on any matters that concern you and your spouse but often have to do with finances. A postnuptial […]

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Proposed Law Would Shorten Waiting Period for No-Fault Divorce

Posted on May 13th, 2019 in Divorce

Pennsylvania is one of the few states that still categorizes divorces as either fault or no-fault. An at-fault divorce places blame squarely on one of the parties, while a no-fault divorce places no legal blame on either party. In a no-fault divorce, if both spouses agree that the marriage is irretrievably broken, a divorce complaint […]

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The Advantages of Having a Prenuptial Agreement

Posted on April 17th, 2019 in Family Law

While some people in Pennsylvania scoff at the idea of a prenuptial agreement, others are wise to embrace it as a means of protection. At Kalinoski Law Offices P.C., we know that having such a contract in place is often advantageous. One of the main reasons you may opt to put together such an agreement […]

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Factors That May Affect the Division of Property

Posted on April 15th, 2019 in Family Law

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Pennsylvania had a divorce rate of 2.8 per 1,000 population in 2012. These statistics reveal just how many people in the state are separating, some of whom may struggle with the division of their assets. When people file for divorce throughout Pennsylvania, there are numerous legal […]

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