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Here’s How You Know You Need a Prenup

As Philadelphia prenup lawyers we hear one question again and again: “I don’t really need a prenup…do I?” We get it. Prenups don’t seem very romantic. Asking for one makes you feel like you’re saying you don’t trust your partner. So how do you know you need one? Here’s the short, simple way to tell.…

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What to Do If You Feel Bullied by Your Ex

Bullying behavior can be one of the most distressing parts of seeking a divorce. And sometimes it comes out of the blue. Not all divorce bullies were abusive or violent prior to the split. Of course, this situation adds a great deal of stress to an already-stressful scenario. You may even start to fear for…

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Collaborative Divorce in PA: What You Need to Know

On June 28 of last year, Governor Tom Wolf signed H.B. 1644 into law. Known as the Pennsylvania Collaborative Law Act, this law regulates and codifies a process known as collaborative divorce. Collaborative divorce has always existed, and has always been an option. However, the law creates a uniform standard of practice for all parties…

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What You Need to Know About Grey Divorce

Whether you want to call them grey divorces, silver divorces, or diamond divorces, baby boomers are now dissolving their marriages in record numbers. And if you’re one of them, you may be wondering how your divorce will differ from the divorce of a younger couple. Here’s what you need to know. You’ll have a smaller…

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How to Talk to Your Kids About Your Divorce

Telling your kids about the divorce is one of the hardest tasks you’ll face. It’s not only difficult emotionally, but it’s possible to cause your kids some real problems if you don’t handle this aspect of your divorce correctly.   This crucial conversation will serve as your very first coparenting challenge.   Time the discussion…

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Can I Make My Ex Pay Legal Fees?

In high-conflict or high-asset divorces, the average cost of legal fees can be high enough to make them to make you question whether you can factor them into your divorce settlement. This stipulation may even seem just to you because you didn’t want the divorce, or are pursuing the divorce because of some wrongdoing on…

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How to Increase Your Chances of an Amicable Divorce

If your spouse isn’t abusive or a narcissist, then an amicable divorce is possible. It’s also desirable, as it’s going to be less expensive and will be over a lot faster. But having an amicable divorce doesn’t happen automatically. It tends to require some conscious steps on your part. Talk to your ex. Discuss your…

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Help, My Ex Took All The Money

In a previous post, we discussed joint accounts, and what some of the guidelines are for withdrawing money from those accounts. It’s a common question, because divorce or no divorce you’ve still got to pay your basic bills. But what happens if your ex doesn’t pay attention to those guidelines? What happens if you go…

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Handling a Joint Bank Account During a Divorce

Joint bank accounts cause a great deal of confusion during divorce proceedings. That’s because like everything else in a divorce, answers to questions of who can do what become complicated fast. Can One Spouse Withdraw it All? Both you and your spouse have to figure out how to pay basic bills before the divorce is…

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Should You Date During Your Divorce?

It’s understandable. You feel like your divorce has been dragging on forever. You’re ready to move on. And you meet someone new. Is it time to jump in? As it happens, there are some serious disadvantages to dating before your divorce is 100% finalized. Dating creates animosity. If you want a smooth, short, amicable divorce,…

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5 Dirty Tricks Your Ex May Try

Some divorces don’t run smoothly. Sometimes, this is because your ex might try a few tactics to make it harder for you to walk away with a fair deal. Fortunately, there are answers for every dirty trick your ex may try. “Conflicting Out. This is a tactic your ex may use before you even know…

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5 Ways to Avoid Dragging Out Your Divorce

As Philadelphia divorce attorneys, the one question we hear more than any other is, “when’s this divorce going to be over with?” The process isn’t pleasant. We understand how badly you want to get on with your life. And, in fact, wanting a shorter divorce is smart. And while there’s no predicting how long a…

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4 Things to Know About Debt and Divorce

As Philadelphia family lawyers, we’ve seen it again and again. Debt is one of the most common reasons for divorce. Even “good” debt, like student loan debt, can cause enough strife to end a marriage. The problem can get even worse when one or both spouses are keeping secrets about spending, a growing problem that…

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For a Smoother Season, Avoid these Holiday Co-Parenting Mistakes

There’s no doubt about it: the holidays can be one of the toughest times of year for parents. It’s a time that’s already normally full of stress, laden with expectations, and weighed down with hectic, jam-packed schedules. Add co-parenting into the mix, and you’ve got some real challenges ahead. Failing to check the holiday parenting…

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How Technology Can Help You Co-Parent

The vast majority of parents in Pennsylvania will end up with some sort of co-parenting arrangement after their divorce. Any tool making it easier to do so is something worth checking out. Modern parents have a lot of great options to choose from. Many of them solve the biggest co-parenting problems out there: namely, scheduling…

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