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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…


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…


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…


Can a Child Divorce His Parents in Philadelphia?

As Philadelphia family lawyers we’ve certainly heard this question plenty of times. You wouldn’t be the first child to be unhappy enough with your parent’s actions to want to sever family ties, and you probably won’t be the last. The short answer is “no,” divorce refers to the dissolution of a marriage and does not…

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What Same-Sex Parents Should Know About Protecting Parental Rights in Pennsylvania

Though same-sex marriage is now legal in all 50 states, some legal issues continue to plague same-sex couples. This is especially true when same-sex couples seek a divorce (and they do, just about as often as straight couples do). Custody is a thorny issue where same-sex couples are concerned. One has only to look to…


Is It Important to Prove My Spouse Cheated in My Philadelphia Divorce Case?

If your spouse has cheated on you then you are understandably angry. You feel betrayed, and you feel wronged. It may be natural to want to see your spouse punished in some way. As divorcee in Philadelphia you might already be aware that you can choose to pursue either a no-fault divorce or an at-fault…


5 Unrealistic Expectations Which Could Hurt Your Divorce Case

Divorce is the subject of soap opera plotlines. Everyone knows someone who has had one, but nobody really likes to talk very frankly about them. There are plenty of myths and superstitions about divorce to contend with. Thus, many people walk into our offices with a host of unrealistic expectations which eventually hurt their cases.…


5 Things You Should Do Before Seeking a Divorce in Pennsylvania

As Philadelphia divorce attorneys we meet a lot of people who have already made some big mistakes before they make it to us. Often, these mistakes will cost our clients time and money. Some mistakes are even severe enough to cause divorcees to lose time spent with their kids. Fortunately, you don’t have to make…

Spouse Won't Agree to Divorce in PA

What to Do if Your Spouse Refuses to Sign Divorce Papers in PA?

Sometimes divorces come as a surprise to one spouse. They may still be in love, they may not have seen the marital problems, they may be stubborn, or they may be abusive and controlling. Regardless of whether they want to stay married or want to use consenting to a divorce as a bargaining chip, your…

PA Types of Custody

Types of Child Custody in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvanians are often confused about what type of custody they may have. TV and movies often just discuss “custody” as one thing, but there are multiple elements of “custody,” and multiple types of custody to explore. If you are considering suing for custody, or are currently involved in a custody dispute, it is important to…

Spousal Support Vs. Alimony

What is the Difference Between Alimony and Spousal Support in Philadelphia?

If you were divorced, you may be able to seek periodic payments from your former spouse to help support your basic needs, education, etc. The costs of housing, maintaining your lifestyle, and taking care of yourself can be expensive, especially if you were accustomed to having your spouse pay for these expenses. While child support…

Spousal Support in PA 2017

Pennsylvania Spousal Support Laws 2017

Whether spousal support (also known as alimony) is awarded, and how much support you can receive or be forced to pay, is based on several factors. Many of these factors change as life goes on, and it is important to periodically review your spousal support orders and check if they are still appropriate. Also, Pennsylvania…

2017 Child Custody Laws in PA

Pennsylvania Child Custody Laws 2017

Single parents, unmarried parents, and divorced parents should always stay up to date on child custody laws in their state. States like Pennsylvania periodically update their laws to account for changes in society, pressure from parents and courts, and the need for more equal laws. In 2017, there have been a few updates to PA…

Fathers' Rights Guidelines PA

Guidelines for Fathers’ Rights in Pennsylvania

Although the law is written so that it does not discriminate between fathers and mothers, many fathers still feel like they face an uphill battle when it comes to issues of child custody and child support. The Philadelphia fathers’ rights lawyers at The Sadek and Cooper Law Offices represent parents who are trying to get…

Divorce Settlement Calculations in PA

How are Divorce Settlements Calculated in Pennsylvania?

Calculating how much you are entitled to in a divorce is a difficult matter. There are multiple financial issues that need to be decided, and dozens of questions both sides need to answer before they can get close to determining the division of assets, any spousal support payments, any child support payments, and any other…

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