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How Your Pennsylvania Divorce Could Impact Your Apartment Leas

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There’s always a lot of discussion about home ownership whenever the topic of divorce comes up. Often, there’s an assumption a family home with a mortgage is somewhere in the mix.   But plenty of married people live in apartments, and plenty of divorcing spouses wind up with apartment leases they have to deal with.…

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How to Create a Solid Parenting Plan

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In a recent post we talked about divorcing well, and touched on how to do that in a way that could make your children’s lives better. One of the things we talked about was creating a plan for parenting time built on mutual respect, something both parties could adhere to and could make work. Today,…

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Get a Better Divorce: Reframe Irreconcilable Differences

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It’s often emotionally devastating to hear your partner wants a divorce. Grief, sadness, and anger are all part of the process. Yet anger, especially, can get in the way of making smart decisions during the divorce process. It can lead you to drag a divorce that might have settled amicably all the way into the…

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7 Things You Should Know about Prenuptial Agreements

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They’ve been a feature of a dozen soap opera plots. People who ask for them are often villainized. But a prenup can be a smart move. In fact, they’re getting extremely popular, largely because people are getting married much later in life and so have more to protect. And while nobody wants a marriage to…

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4 Things You Should Change After Your Divorce

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As Philadelphia family law attorneys we often spend time on our blog offering information on what you should be doing before and during your divorce. But there are things you should be taking care of even after the ink dries on your divorce decree. Today, we wanted to take a moment to cover those. #1)…

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Protecting Your Parental Rights When You Use a Sperm Donor

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Using a sperm donor to conceive a child isn’t as cut-and-dried, legally, as people like to think it is. This is especially true here in Pennsylvania, where genetics plays a huge role in how the law approaches paternity issues. Thus, in some cases sperm donors can sue for parental rights. Failing to protect yourself can…

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New Tax Laws Call for New Spousal Support Strategies

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The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act goes into effect on December 31, 2018; as a result, people who used to pay alimony will no longer get a tax break for doing so. This is changing the face of divorce negotiations. What are your options if you are the spouse in the higher income bracket? Most of these…

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5 Things You Should Do During Your Separation

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If you’re pursuing a formal separation from your spouse in Pennsylvania you’ve got at least one year before either one of you can initiate the divorce. It’s important to use this time wisely if you want to maximize your chances of obtaining a favorable divorce settlement when the dust finally settles. Chances are you will…

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