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3 Things You Should Safeguard Before You Start Your Divorce

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Regardless of whether you’re initiating the divorce or have received the unhappy news recently, you need to tread carefully. Every move you make from now until the time you receive your final judgment could have an impact on what your life looks like when the divorce is done. And there’s no guarantee your spouse won’t…

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Should You Move Out During Your Divorce?

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As Philadelphia divorce attorneys we see clients who have made a lot of problems for themselves and their divorce before they ever walk through the door. It’s no reflection on them—this is an emotional time, and mistakes are easy to make. But we do wish we could warn them in advance, which is one of…

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What is a Bifurcation Agreement?

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In a previous post we mentioned a bifurcation agreement that had impacted a case, Middleton v. Middleton. It may not be a term that’s very familiar to you. Bifurcation is an option when divorces drag on at length. Usually, divorces get stalled primarily by property issues. Meanwhile, one or both spouses might be ready to…

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How Long Should a Separation Last?

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Recently here on our blog we took the time to cover the differences between divorce and separation. In this post, we maintained it was possible to remain separated for as long as both parties wished. But is it advisable to remain separated for a long time? How long should you wait before giving in and suing for…

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Can I Charge My Ex Rent?

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As Philadelphia family law attorneys we encounter quite a few clients who have vacated the marital home but who continue to make payments on that home. They want to know if they can charge their exes rent so they can offset those costs. As with  most questions pertaining to the law, the answer is a…

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Does a PFA Order Really Protect Abuse Victims?

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As Philadelphia family lawyers we are keenly aware we deal with life-and-death situations when a client comes to us with a domestic abuse concern. It’s one reason we breathe a sigh of relief when someone does come to us. So many abuse victims try to file protection from abuse (PFA) orders alone, and end up creating major…

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Who Has the Right to Seek Visitation in Philadelphia?

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The definition of a “parent” was once pretty set in stone. You were a parent if you either were the biological parent of that child, or you were a parent if you’d obtained parental rights through the process of adoption. But in recent years the courts have had to adapt to a vast array of…

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