Monthly Archives: November 2017

Complex Divorce: Dividing the Marriage and the Business

November 22, 2017 | Blog, Business Valuation, Complex Financial Issues, Divorce, Executive Compensation

Icon for author Heather Trostle Smith Heather Trostle Smith

Business attorneys will tell you nothing is more complex than dealing with the dissolution of business partnership. They even refer to it as a “business divorce.”  However, there may be something more complicated than a “business divorce,” and that is an actual divorce between spouses who jointly own a closely held business. Almost one-third of the 2.6 million companies authorized to do business in Pennsylvania are small businesses of fewer than […]

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Who Gets the Dog (or Cat) in a Pennsylvania Divorce?

November 20, 2017 | Blog, Child Custody, Divorce, Marital Property

Icon for author Candice Komar Candice Komar

It is a sad fact the law has not kept pace with the level of attention, money and emotional investment our society has poured into our pets. Pittsburgh family law attorneys will tell you in Pennsylvania divorces, pets are treated merely as property. No best interest analysis is conducted, nor any other process close that could render effectively looking after the welfare of a pet. Indeed, no provision in the […]

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How Do I Figure Out My Exact Date of Separation?

November 08, 2017 | Blog, Divorce

Icon for author Stephanie Jablon Stephanie Jablon

In Pennsylvania divorce actions, the date of separation is not always immediately clear.  Pittsburgh family law attorneys will explain the date is not always the date a spouse vacates the marital residence. Some people reside together for years while separated for financial reasons, or due to children. Of course, for some people the date of separation is the actual date of moving out. Some people have differences of years in […]

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Hurry Up and Wait: Why Filing for Divorce May Not be in Your Best Interests

November 08, 2017 | Blog, Divorce

Icon for author Robert Raver Robert Raver

When they first meet with us, many clients, justifiably, are eager to file a divorce action, and end the process as quickly as possible. Indeed, even clients who do not want to be divorced want to end the process as quickly and painlessly as possible. Yet, there may be strategic reasons to wait. Pittsburgh divorce attorneys may file complaints in divorce for a myriad of reasons — to establish a […]

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