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 – Marital Home Subject to Division As per Pennsylvania’s […]

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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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How Does He Get Away With It? Understanding “You”

Posted on January 14th, 2020 in Uncategorized

The world has been captivated by “You.” Based on the best-selling novel by Caroline Kepnes, the story asks the question, “What would you do for love?” But when the charming but dangerous bookstore manager, Joe Goldberg, becomes enamored by a young woman, he realizes he would do anything for love, even murder. Using the internet […]

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Debunking Divorce Month

Posted on January 9th, 2020 in Divorce

The Christmas lights are down. The pine needles of the once glowing tree now litter your floor. The holidays are over. You may have thought the family portrait on your holiday card was a sign that things were changing in your marriage for the better. Instead, with the end of the holiday season, your everyday […]

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Estate Planning and Divorce

Posted on December 30th, 2019 in Family Law

Divorce is complicated. Not only are you worried about custody battles, relocation, and spousal support, you’re also dealing with the emotional components of a breakup. One element many couples do not realize can be problematic down the road is estate planning measures they had taken early in their marriage that now needs to be updated.  […]

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Who Gets Fido? Pets in the Divorce Process

Posted on December 23rd, 2019 in Family Law

Divorce can be messy and heartbreaking. Dividing property, sharing custody and settling spousal support is costly and time-consuming. But what happens when pets are involved with the breakup? For many individuals, our pets are family. Shouldn’t they be treated as such? Unfortunately, in the state of Pennsylvania, that is not the case. In the 2002 […]

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Supreme Court Hears Family Law Case

Posted on December 17th, 2019 in Child Custody/Support

A family law case has made its way to the U.S. Supreme Court. An American woman and her estranged Italian husband are undergoing a custody battle for their child. The problem? This child was born in Italy, removed from the country with her mother, and taken to Ohio. There are layers to this case. The […]

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Domestic Violence Support for Adolescent on Parent Abuse

Posted on December 11th, 2019 in Child Custody/Support

Domestic violence is a huge issue across the country. In Pennsylvania, 123 victims died from domestic violence incidents in 2018 and 67% of those individuals were killed by a former or current intimate partner.  But domestic violence is not just an issue for intimate partners. Families across the country are facing domestic violence incidents by […]

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