What Relief Can a Pennsylvania PFA Order Provide?

Posted on January 14th, 2022 in Divorce, Family Law

It’s estimated that around 10 million people in the United States suffer from domestic abuse each year. Many Pennsylvania residents are left feeling unsafe in their own homes due to this type of abuse. Abusers may be spouses, intimate partners, parents, or other relatives related by blood or marriage. When domestic abuse occurs, victims need […]

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Is Divorce Actually Common After the Holidays?

Posted on December 29th, 2021 in Divorce, Family Law

It’s common to hear about couples divorcing after the holidays, but is it really as common as people think? Actually, there is some truth to this. Julie Brines and Brian Serafini of the University of Washington analyzed the last 15 years of divorce filings, to find that while January wasn’t the highest month of the […]

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How Does Pennsylvania’s Equitable Distribution Model Work?

Posted on December 9th, 2021 in Divorce

Despite popular belief, when couples go through a divorce in Pennsylvania, there is not an even split of their assets. Pennsylvania follows the equitable distribution model where marital assets are divided fairly between the divorcing spouses. ‘Fairly’ in this instance specifically does not mean equal. When Pennsylvania judges and courts are trying to determine what […]

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What’s the Difference Between a No-Fault and a Fault Divorce?

Posted on December 2nd, 2021 in Divorce

When we get married, we expect to be with our partners forever and to trust them implicitly. Far too often, this doesn’t prove to be true, and our partners can betray us. Relationships can turn abusive, neglectful, or a partner can have affairs. These are all reasons to believe the marriage to be over and […]

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What Are All the Types of Divorce You Can Have?

Posted on November 18th, 2021 in Divorce

Deciding to separate from your spouse is one of the hardest decisions to make, and the process of separating can be just as difficult. Most people separate by means of a divorce, but that’s not the only type of separation out there. For starters, there’s more than one type of divorce, and there are special […]

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5 Mistakes to Avoid in a High-Asset Divorce Lawsuit

Posted on October 21st, 2021 in Divorce, Family Law

A divorce is a roller coaster ride no matter what. But, things get more complicated when yours is a high-asset divorce. The stakes are high with both parties standing to lose or gain the wealth they accumulated together. Asset division was already particularly complex, but with a high-asset divorce lawsuit, it only becomes more so. […]

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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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