Category: Divorce

Four Ways Social Media Can Harm Your Divorce Case

August 29, 2016 | Divorce

Icon for author Pollock Begg Pollock Begg

You likely use social media every day to keep in touch with family and friends, post photos of your weekend activities and share items from your news feed.  Facebook alone has 1.9 billion daily active users.  At a time when nearly everyone has at least one social media account, it is important to understand the way in which Facebook and other social media outlets can affect various legal proceedings (such […]

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Marriages Torn Apart by Alcoholism

August 15, 2016 | Divorce

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The National Alcoholism Center provides that over 7 percent of Pennsylvanians suffered from alcohol abuse or dependence over the past year.  With a Pennsylvania population of 12,802,503 residents as of July 1, 2015, 7 percent totals a staggering 896,175 individuals suffering from alcoholism. Individuals suffering from alcoholism bring many negative consequences into a marriage and can even complicate the divorce process including: Lack of employment: While many people with a […]

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Who Keeps the Family Pet After a Pittsburgh Divorce?

July 22, 2016 | Divorce

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The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) estimates that 37 to 47 percent of all U.S. households have a dog and 30 to 37 percent of households have a cat. Countless more households have one or more beloved pets, including birds, horses and other animals.  But what happens to all of those pets when a couple splits and gets divorced? While you and your partner may […]

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Statutory Share for Surviving Second Wife Trumps Intervivos Trust Formed before Marriage

January 14, 2016 | Court Decisions, Divorce, Prenuptial Agreements

Icon for author Brian Vertz Brian Vertz

The Superior Court addressed a novel question in Trust under Deed of David P. Kulig, 2015 PA Super 271 (December 24, 2015), a dispute between the second wife of a decedent and the children of his first wife. The decedent David Kulig formed a revocable trust while married to his first wife Joanne, providing that his children would receive the principal balance of the trust upon his death if Joanne […]

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