What Constitutes a High-Asset Divorce?

Posted on October 14th, 2021 in Divorce

Divorce is common among all classes of wealth, and while having more money may lower the chances of divorce, it doesn’t eliminate them. While those with a large number of assets separate, it becomes much more involved and becomes what’s known as a high-asset divorce. A high-asset divorce is a divorce where the couple has […]

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What is a Counter-Affidavit in Divorce?

Posted on October 1st, 2021 in Divorce

To explain what a counter-affidavit is, we must first explain what an affidavit is. It’s a written statement someone makes under oath, or under a legal equivalent, to make a verified statement. It’s used in many different legal instances, but in divorce, it’s the form that one completes stating that they want to dissolve their […]

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How Does Being a Blended Family Affect Divorce?

Posted on September 10th, 2021 in Divorce, Family Law

Today, around 40% of families in the United States are blended. This means that one or both partners have children from a previous relationship. A blended family always has at least one stepparent but can have stepsiblings if both parents had children from prior relationships. They can also lead to half-siblings and stepparents’ parents becoming […]

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4 Myths About Divorce

Posted on June 23rd, 2021 in Divorce

Divorce rates have been plummeting over the last few years. They hit an all-time low of 14.9 divorces for every 1,000 marriages, which should be a good thing. At the same time, marriage rates have been dropping too. In fact, 2019 had the lowest marriage rate of the last 20 years. This means that with […]

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Court Reaffirms $3.2 Million Divorce Award to Pennsylvania Woman

Posted on June 10th, 2021 in Divorce

Divorce can get messy, and certainly did in a 2004 Northumberland County divorce case whose monetary award is still being reaffirmed 17 years later. This year, another federal appeals court reaffirmed a $3.2 million high asset divorce award to Donna Deitrick, according to a PennLive article. She was originally awarded this sum to pay back […]

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Factors That May Affect the Division of Property

Posted on March 25th, 2021 in Divorce

In 2018, Pennsylvania had a divorce rate of 2.6 per 1,000 inhabitants. These statistics reveal just how many people in the state are separating, some of whom may struggle with the division of their assets. What many of these divorcing couples may not realize is that there are factors that may impact the division of […]

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What Happens If My Spouse Dies in the Middle of Our Divorce?

Posted on March 10th, 2021 in Divorce

Divorce is emotionally stressful and can easily become the worst moment of your life depending on the facts surrounding the separation. But what happens if you’re in the middle of a divorce and your spouse dies? What are you responsible for and what options do you have? Kalinoski Law Offices explains. Divorce Proceedings and Death […]

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How to Know If Divorce Is Right For You

Posted on February 18th, 2021 in Divorce

Chances are if you are scouring the internet on how to determine if divorce is right for you, you may be experiencing some difficulties within your marriage. But knowing if it’s time to call it quits for good, or if you need a chance to breathe can be difficult–especially if you’ve been married for many […]

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Life Insurance and Marital Assets: Another Divorce Consideration

Posted on February 11th, 2021 in Divorce

In Pennsylvania, marital assets are distributed with the “equitable distribution” model. However, this does not mean that all assets and debts should be divided in half. And one of the most complicated factors in managing estate assets after filing a divorce is managing life insurance policies. But knowing how a life insurance policy may be […]

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Divorce At The Holidays: Is Now The Right Time For Your Family?

Posted on December 2nd, 2020 in Divorce

January is considered divorce month as many couples will take the time after the Christmas holiday to decide if their marriage is worth saving. In fact, many family law firms report a spike in post-holiday filings the Monday after Christmas. However, some couples may opt to begin the divorce process before the holiday season. While […]

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