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What if My Child Doesn’t Want to Spend Time With the Non-Custodial Parent?

As Philadelphia divorce lawyers we hear about this sticky situation all the time. It can be emotionally distressing for the custodial parent and vastly upsetting for the non-custodial parent. It can sow the seeds of distrust and escalate a stable situation into an unstable one. And it can land you in contempt of court if…

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Can I Move Away from Philadelphia After My Divorce?

One thing many Philadelphia couples don’t realize is divorce does have the potential to restrict the custodial parent’s ability to move out of the state, or even out of the city. As the custodial parent you need to be open to the idea that you may not be free to take that fancy new job…

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Is Nesting a Good Option for Your Philadelphia Divorce?

In a previous post, we talked about whether or not fighting for the house is a good idea for Philadelphia divorcees. One thing we didn’t address in that post is a co-parenting arrangement that’s gaining popularity around the country: nesting.   Nesting is an arrangement in which the divorcing parents keep the marital home so…

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3 Things to Know About Philadelphia Annulments

Sometimes clients come and ask us if they can just get their marriage annulled. Often this is a concept they’ve encountered through the media, either via the plots of some television shows or by following certain celebrity annulment attempts. But just because annulments make good fiction doesn’t mean they don’t happen. Indeed, annulment can be…

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4 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Try to Handle Your Own Divorce

It’s pretty universal in the age of the Internet. Most of the people who seek a divorce at consider the DIY divorce option (more properly called a pro se divorce) at least once. After all, it seems so easy and cheap. Download the forms. File the fees. What could possibly go wrong? Of course, a…

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Is It a Good Idea to Keep the House When Divorcing in Philadelphia?

One of the most emotional decisions in any divorce is whether you’re going to try to fight for the house. For many couples, the house represents the best memories, the biggest investment, and a cornerstone of stability for the kids. Once, winning the house was considered a major coup. But more divorcees are starting to…

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4 Things You Should Know About Joint Custody in Philadelphia

As Philadelphia divorce lawyers we meet with a lot of clients who have a very narrow idea about what it means to seek custody of the kids. Various media sources encourage parents to think of custody as a zero-sum game, where one parent will spend 99% of their time raising their child alone while the…

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Divorcing in Philadelphia? It’s Not About How Hard You Fight

As Philadelphia divorce lawyers we meet a lot of clients who receive bad advice from family members and friends before they ever walk through our doors. This advice is almost always well-meaning, and comes from a place of love—and anger—on behalf of the divorcee. Some of the bad advice is subtle.  A lot of people…

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The 4 People Who You Should Have on Your Divorce Team

Divorce is not a legal process you want to try to take care of on your own. And while you may know you need a lawyer to navigate the process successfully, many divorces will require an entire team of individuals to ensure you get the best outcome. Here are four of the other people who…

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5 Ways to Strengthen Your Custody Case in Philadelphia

You’ve decided, for whatever reason, that joint custody isn’t enough. You want sole custody of your child. As Philadelphia divorce lawyers we can tell you there are no guarantees. However, we can tell you what you can do to make your case as strong as possible. All this advice also applies if you are the…

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