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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How Joint Custody Impacts Where a Child Attends School

Posted on April 1st, 2019 in Child Custody/Support

If two Pennsylvania parents have joint physical custody and live in separate residences, they may have questions as to where their child will attend school. If a parenting plan was agreed on and put into place at the time of the divorce, issues regarding the child’s education likely were decided at that time and the parenting […]

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Financial Considerations for Those Going Through A Gray Divorce

Posted on March 18th, 2019 in Divorce

People in Pennsylvania older than 50 who are ending their marriages are considered to be going through a “gray divorce.” The phenomenon was the subject of a recent Bowling Green State University study, which found the rate of divorce in this demographic doubled between 1990 and 2010. This comes as a bit of a shock, […]

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Helping Grandparents Who are Seeking Visitation Rights

Posted on March 4th, 2019 in Child Custody/Support

When a grandparent is unable to spend time with their grandchild, they may experience an incredible amount of emotional pain. Furthermore, the estrangement of a grandparent can also have a negative impact on children. In Scranton, Pennsylvania, people who are facing these challenges firsthand should make sure they explore all avenues and remain committed to […]

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