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 […]

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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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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 […]

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What Can We Learn from The “Kimye” Prenuptial Agreement and Divorce?

Posted on March 4th, 2021 in Family Law

It looks like we’re back to 808s and heartbreak as Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have ended their marriage after six years. While many fans are mourning the loss of this Hollywood couple, it has others wondering–What do their marital assets look like and what is Kim getting out of her settlement? Take a look […]

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What Happens to the Family Business After Divorce?

Posted on February 24th, 2021 in Family Law

They say you should never mix business with pleasure yet, family businesses started by married couples tend to always be around. While Entrepreneur reports that it is possible to mix love and business, the unfortunate reality is that not all couples will be able to make it work. But what happens to a family business […]

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Can a Victim Drop Charges in PA?

Posted on January 27th, 2021 in Family Law

Whether you are a victim of domestic violence, assault, larceny, etc., there may come a point where you decide you wish to drop the charges made against your aggressor–but is that possible? In Pennsylvania, a victim cannot drop charges. Kalinoski Law Offices explains why. Can a victim drop charges in domestic abuse cases? No. When […]

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Myths and Misconceptions About Prenuptial Agreements

Posted on January 5th, 2021 in Family Law

Many of us have heard the early 2000s hit, “Gold Digger” by Kanye West with the iconic, “Holla we want prenup, we want prenup,” line repeated in the verse. While this song was used to highlight a relationship gone sour, many people hold this misconception that prenups are only needed for those who have mistrust […]

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All I Want For Christmas Are Support Payments

Posted on December 22nd, 2020 in Family Law

The holiday season is one for giving, making amends, and new beginnings. Unfortunately, when your ex can’t make good on his support payments, you are feeling anything other than holly jolly–especially when he shows up on Christmas with extravagant gifts for the kids, meanwhile you can barely make ends meet. What can you do? Contact […]

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Domestic Violence Reporting Requirements in Pennsylvania

Posted on December 8th, 2020 in Family Law

Since the onset of COVID-19, there have been increased concerns for domestic violence victims as they are forced to remain in close confines with their abusers. Though the number of calls reporting domestic violence across the United States dropped by 50% in some regions, law enforcement and medical professionals alike know that it doesn’t mean […]

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Understanding International Adoption In Pennsylvania: Citizenship

Posted on November 24th, 2020 in Family Law

When you are trying to expand your family via means of adoption, the process can be stressful. The waiting, the appointments, and home visits, it’s enough to make you think it just isn’t going to happen. But then it does, and that missing piece in your life has been filled. While obviously, it’s not that […]

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