Marital Identity Theft: Another Layer of Abuse

Posted on December 4th, 2019 in Divorce

According to a recent study, 14.4 million Americans fell victim to identity theft in 2018. Pennsylvania’s identity theft laws state that, “a person commits the offense of identity theft of another person if he possesses or uses, through any means, identifying information of another person without the consent of that other person to further any […]

Read More

Opioid Crisis Leaves Grandparents Taking On the Role of Parents

Posted on November 29th, 2019 in Child Custody/Support

According to recent congressional estimates, approximately 2.5 million grandparents have found themselves back in the role of primary caregiver because of the opioid crisis. “Drugs or alcohol are now implicated in 37.4 percent of child transfers out of parental care, up from 25.4 percent in 2009,” explains a November 11th article in the Harvard Political […]

Read More

Understanding Alimony in Pennsylvania

Posted on November 21st, 2019 in Divorce

Going through a divorce is hard on all parties involved. One component that often weighs heavily on a couple’s mind is alimony. Often, one spouse will have more financial responsibility in the divorce as the primary income earner of the household. With that, the expense of alimony comes into play. Pennsylvania has categories relating to […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More
Categories
Tags
Archives
Back to Top