Category: Blog

Who Gets the Ring When the Engagement Is Called Off?

November 17, 2018 | Blog, Court Decisions, Divorce, Prenuptial Agreements

Icon for author Candice Komar Candice Komar

As the holidays approach for many, it is a time of planning for an engagement. Holiday engagements frequently are rather public affairs with a profession of love and a request for commitment to marriage in front of family and friends. And of course the ring is fit for the occasion — extravagant, sparkly and beautiful. What happens, however, if down the road the couple does not get married?  Who gets […]

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5 Sets of Documents to Gather Before Filing for Support

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

Icon for author Joseph Williams Joseph Williams

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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Child Custody and Religion

September 04, 2018 | Blog, Child Custody, Court Decisions, Divorce, Religion

Icon for author Dan Glasser Dan Glasser

In formulating an award of child custody, in addition to physical custody, a court must decide legal custody: the right to make major decisions on behalf of the child, including, but not limited to, medical, religious and educational decisions. 23 Pa.C.S.A. §5322(a). The statute indicates the court may award a parent the right to make decisions regarding a child’s religion, including, but not limited to, which holidays the child would […]

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Separation and Divorce: Where Do I Start?

August 31, 2018 | Blog, Child Custody, Complex Financial Issues, Divorce

Icon for author Jennifer Zofcin Jennifer Zofcin

When contemplating separation and divorce, a multitude of questions converge. The task at hand seems impossibly large. Here is a method of arranging the steps to ease the stress of starting your divorce. Collect and preserve information. Copy one year of statements for all accounts, including mortgage, credit cards, loans, bank/investment accounts, retirement and life insurance.  Copy three to five historical tax returns with all attachments. Review cash reserves. Familiarize […]

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