Author: Joseph Williams

5 Sets of Documents to Gather Before Filing for Support

October 09, 2018 | Alimony, Blog, Child Support, Spousal Support - APL

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Separating from your spouse is overwhelming, especially for someone who is financially dependent on their partner. In Pennsylvania, the law allows a parent who exercises primary custody of a minor child or a parent who has shared custody but makes less money than the other party to file for child support. Similarly, while a divorce is pending, the lesser earning spouse might have a claim for spousal support or alimony […]

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5 Tips to Affording Your Divorce

June 28, 2018 | Blog, Complex Financial Issues, Divorce

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One of the most common questions asked of a divorce lawyer is “How much is this going to cost?”  While your lawyer cannot ultimately control the cost of your case, here are five tips to help ensure your divorce is as cost-efficient as possible: If possible, work directly with your spouse. While you will need to rely on the expertise of your lawyer for many decisions, if you can agree […]

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Avoid the Divorce Pitfall of Double Dipping

Many of us have heard of the party foul called double dipping — using the same chip or cracker for multiple scoops into the serving dish or crockpot of delicious dip. In divorce litigation, double dip has a much more complicated meaning. In divorce terminology, a double dip occurs when the same income or cash flow is used twice — once as an asset to fashion an equitable distribution of […]

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Divorce and Religion

November 29, 2016 | Blog, Divorce

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Getting divorced is difficult and complicated even when both partners agree on nearly everything. The emotional toll can be overwhelming for one or both former partners during and after the divorce process or even for several years after. The journey can become even more difficult to navigate when two parents have different religious backgrounds and beliefs. What happens when one parent celebrates Hanukkah and the other celebrates Christmas? Or what […]

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