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8 Things To Avoid Doing During Your Pennsylvania Custody Battle

It’s extremely stressful to learn your ex is making a bid for sole custody. And when a person is under stress, a person is also prone to making mistakes. Here are eight mistakes you should avoid making if you don’t want to increase your ex’s chances of winning. Found On This Page 1. Dating.2. Losing…

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3 Things You Need to Tell Your Divorce Attorney

While it should go without saying that you should be honest with your own divorce attorney, the sad reality is a lot of clients lie. Embarrassment can cause even the smartest person to start attempting to sweep things under the rug. Look, we already know you’re not perfect. We know your spouse is probably not…

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Who Gets the Dog in My Pennsylvania Divorce?

If you feel like your pet is a member of your family, you’re not alone. In fact, psychologists have recognized the validity of this statement for a very long time.They’ve noted, for example, losing a pet causes the exact same stages of grief as losing any human family member.And every year, Americans collectively spend an…

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Is It Ever Worth it to Hire A Private Investigator for your Pennsylvania Divorce Case?

Most Pennsylvania divorcees will be able to get through the entire process from start to finish without ever having to hire a PI for any reason. Yet there are some instances in which hiding a PI can be advantageous or appropriate. Found On This Page Do you think your spouse is hiding assets?Do you think…

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How to Discuss Your Prenup the Right Way

If you’ve been following this blog long enough you’ll know our advice to most couples who are getting married in the state of Pennsylvania is to pursue a prenuptial agreement. But we hear from many clients they find the idea of talking about a prenup scary and difficult. They aren’t sure what the etiquette is,…

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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. Found On This Page So how do you know you need one?It’s Not About Current…

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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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