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What Happens to Debt in a Divorce?

Pennsylvania is an equitable distribution state, which means that assets are divided fairly for both parties in a divorce. It is important to note that the division is not necessarily even. Owing to this, many divorcing couples may wonder how marital debt will be handled. Much of this depends on whose name is on each… Read More


Who Pays for Summer Camp When Parents are Divorced?

With warmer weather comes more outside activities, and school-age children are likely excited to go to summer camp once school is out. Although children are looking forward to summer camp, parents may have hesitations, especially if they have gone through a divorce. The costs of summer camp can be expensive, even more so if children… Read More


Can Addressing Mental Health Issues Increase Workplace Safety?

Most people spend a significant amount of time at work, and daily events outside of work can have an impact on someone’s job performance and mental health. The National Safety Council dedicated a portion of its annual networking and trade show to address the problem of how employers should be doing more to handle mental… Read More


Can I Live with a New Partner Before My Divorce is Completed?

Living with another partner before a divorce is finalized is not recommended; however, every situation is different. For those wishing to cohabitate before a divorce is completed, they should reconsider if children are involved, if they share property, or if there is potential alimony. How Could My Children be Affected? A parent who has children… Read More


Why is January Known for Divorce?

January has unofficially been called “divorce month” among family law practitioners across the United States. Divorce cases increase in January for various reasons. A common reason is that many people believe that the start of the year brings new opportunities. Couples who are considering divorce will often wait until after the December holidays to begin… Read More


Can I Keep My Pension in a Divorce?

Pensions are important, and the person receiving the pension is guaranteed a certain amount of money as a lump amount or monthly sum during retirement. If the person is married, the spouse may be entitled to receive a percentage of the pension, even after the death of the recipient. However, the recipient never has to… Read More


Understanding Spousal Support in Pennsylvania

The main goal of spousal support, or alimony, is to help a lower-earning, soon-to-be ex-spouse transition into a lifestyle where they can support themselves. It is important to keep in mind that alimony and child support are two separate payments. Although every divorce is different, there are some basics about how spousal support works. How… Read More


Will a Prenuptial Agreement Affect My Divorce?

Many divorcing parties may not realize that having a prenuptial agreement does not necessarily make divorce easier. Divorce, even in the best of circumstances, can be complicated. A prenuptial agreement is a contract between two marrying parties that provides a foundation for understanding the assets each party brings to the marriage, as well as an… Read More


Impact of Divorce on Teenagers

Divorce is tough on everyone, including adolescents caught in the middle. Ironically, many parents expect their teenagers to handle a divorce easier than their younger siblings. However, teens feel the impact just as strongly as their younger counterparts. For this reason, divorce lawyers encourage divorcing parents to spend time focused on helping their adolescent children… Read More


Child Support and Taxes

For newly divorcing spouses, whether preparing taxes on your own or through a paid tax preparer, one typical question involves how child support payments are treated. Parents should know the tax laws and how these payments are treated. For the parent who pays child support monies to a former spouse, these payments are not tax… Read More


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