What Is Annulment and How Does It Differ from Divorce?
Posted on February 14th, 2023 in Divorce, Family Law
Divorce can be emotionally and financially challenging. Unfortunately, as many know, divorce is common in the U.S. In the United States, between 35%-50% of first-time marriages end in divorce, increasing to approximately 60% for second marriages and 70+% for marriages after the second. But divorce is not the only way to dissolve a marriage in […]Read More
What is Legally Considered Abuse?
Posted on November 21st, 2022 in Family Law
Being in an abusive relationship is terrifying and paralyzing. You can feel trapped and unable to help your situation. When there isn’t a guarantee that you’ll be believed in today’s world, it’s understandable to feel that you can’t report abuse. To encourage those who need help to seek it, we want to inform people what […]Read More
Types of Assets Found in High-Asset Divorces
Posted on January 28th, 2022 in Divorce, Family Law
Ending a marriage is never easy, and divorces are often difficult. While any couple is likely to experience challenges during their divorce, if you and your spouse have significant assets, this can be an even more complicated and lengthy process. Divorces like these are considered high-asset divorces and can often make the process harder to […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
How Long Does a Protection Order Last?
Posted on December 23rd, 2021 in Family Law
With the Protection From Abuse Act, Pennsylvania made it possible for anyone suffering abuse in their home, or a parent to a child suffering abuse in their home, to see their abuser removed from their life. This can be done with a Protection From Abuse (PFA) order, or a protection order, that can be filed […]Read More
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. […]Read More
What’s the Difference Between a Domestic Partnership and a Marriage?
Posted on October 7th, 2021 in Family Law
Everyone understands what marriage is. People have been getting married for millennia, originally for reasons such as alliances and property. Today, most people tie the knot as a declaration of love, and as marriage has evolved, we have come up with alternatives to it. One that has been growing in popularity around the country is […]Read More
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 […]Read More
Do I Have Rights in a Domestic Partnership?
Posted on April 6th, 2021 in Family Law
For some Pennsylvania couples, they may decide that the idea of traditional marriage is just not for them. However, they still want to be legally bound in some way. In those cases, opposite-sex and same-sex couples may enter into a domestic partnership–but do these couples have the same legal rights? Kalinoski Law Offices explains your […]Read More