Author: David Pollock

DIY Divorces: Think Twice Before Handling Your Own Divorce

December 30, 2016 | Blog, Divorce

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In 2015, there were 2582 divorces in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania alone.  While there are no clear statistics on how many of those couples attempted to complete a do-it-yourself divorce, there are certainly countless websites and fill-in-the-blank forms suggesting that proceeding without an attorney is efficient and easy in addition to being cost effective.  But there can be numerous concerns and pitfalls when a divorcing couple tries to complete a divorce […]

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Pittsburgh Divorce Lawyers Take a Look at Divorce After Age 50

September 30, 2016 | Blog, Divorce

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More Americans 50 and older are divorced than widowed.  A half-century ago, only 2.8 percent of Americans older than 50 were divorced. By 2000, the number increased to 11.8 percent. While many divorcing couples face the stress of selling a marital home or arranging for new housing, for those over age 50, there are specific concerns that must be addressed in a divorce case, including: Delayed Retirement: A divorcing couple […]

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Who Benefits from a Prenuptial Agreement?

July 29, 2016 | Blog, Prenuptial Agreements

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The Pennsylvania Department of Health provides that in 2015, there were 72,774 marriages statewide.  During that same year, there were 33,600 divorces and annulments.  These statistics suggest that many, if not thousands, of Pittsburgh residents would have benefited from a prenuptial agreement clarifying the spouses’ financial responsibilities. Spouses Who Should Consider Premarital Agreements Who benefits from having a Pennsylvania prenuptial agreement?  Many people think that only billionaires have a financial […]

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