Social Media and Divorce: What Can Be Used Against You

Posted on March 26th, 2020 in Divorce

Social Media and Divorce: What Can Be Used Against You For many, social media is a place to voice opinions, share photos and reconnect with friends and family. While there is a lot of good it can do, social media can also be a place of drama, which in certain situations, can leave you in […]

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When “I Do” Becomes “I Don’t,” Who Gets The Ring?

Posted on March 18th, 2020 in Divorce

Breaking up is hard to do. Whether you and your partner have called off the engagement or you and your spouse are divorcing, there are a lot of emotions at play and a lot of financial questions you may have. One of which being, who gets the ring or rings in the breakup? Pennsylvania has […]

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How Child Support Differs for Special Needs Children in Pennsylvania

Posted on March 12th, 2020 in Child Custody/Support

When it comes to financial obligations in place for divorcing couples, there is a lot to consider when it comes to child support. Pennsylvania uses the “income shares” model for calculating child support, which looks at the income and various other factors to determine monthly support payments. One factor many families do not realize is […]

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Can My Child Refuse Visitation?

Posted on March 5th, 2020 in Child Custody/Support

Divorce can complicate a child’s feelings towards one parent or the other. This can make it difficult for you as a parent to see your child upset when it comes time to visit your ex. But can your child refuse visitation with their parent? We’re here to break it down. The Importance of Visitation Pennsylvania […]

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Can Medical Marijuana Use Impact Child Custody?

Posted on February 27th, 2020 in Child Custody/Support

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf legalized medical marijuana on April 6, 2016. On February 15, 2018, medical marijuana was available for patients at dispensaries across the commonwealth. But with marijuana still not legal on a federal level, what does this mean for child custody cases? Under Pennsylvania Health and Safety Statute §10231.2013, the fact that an […]

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Divorce Disputes Q&A

Posted on February 20th, 2020 in Divorce

If you are in the process of seeking a divorce from your spouse or are in the midst of it all, you may have questions about the process and what you can expect. Kalinoski Law Offices P.C. has compiled some of our most frequently asked questions surrounding divorce in Scranton to make your divorce case […]

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What Can Be Done if We Don’t Agree On Who Will Get the Marital Home?

Posted on February 12th, 2020 in Family Law

The division of marital assets is often a difficult task for divorcing couples. Pennsylvania is an equitable distribution state meaning that in a divorce, the needs of each spouse will be considered. But, equitable does not mean equal. So who gets the marital home? Equitable Distribution As per Pennsylvania’s equitable distribution model, all marital assets, […]

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We Only Have Marital Debt–Do We Need a Marital Settlement Agreement

Posted on February 6th, 2020 in Family Law

Under Pennsylvania law, spouses are not required to gain court approval for separation, meaning they can privately contract the division of their estate. Though you may think you and your soon to be ex can act civilly without court intervention, having a marital settlement agreement is beneficial. But what happens when you have no marital […]

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How Does Divorce Impact Student Loans?

Posted on January 29th, 2020 in Divorce

Going through a divorce is complicated. With the emotional strain you and your family are undergoing along with the complications of spousal support, child custody, and dividing marital assets, it’s a lot to process. But what happens when one of the major strains on your divorce is due to student loan debt? How can divorce […]

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Community Property State Versus Equitable Distribution State

Posted on January 22nd, 2020 in Divorce

Divorce is complicated. Not only are tensions and feelings running high, but understanding who gets what out of the settlement can be excruciating. So how does Pennsylvania distribute marital property? Kalinoski Law Offices is here to help.  Let’s take a look at the difference between equitable distribution states versus community property state. Equitable Distribution State […]

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