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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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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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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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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