Category: Blog

Mediation or Collaborative Law?

Mediation and collaborative law are two types of alternative dispute resolution processes with a highly important similarity — the goal of amicable resolution. The mediation process commences with the parties involved hiring a mediator to assist them in reaching their goal of settlement. The mediator does not represent either party. The parties each have their respective counsel should he or she choose to be represented. The mediator commonly advises the […]

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Is Collaborative Law the Process for You?

May 04, 2018 | Alternative Dispute Resolution, Blog, Collaborative Law, Divorce

Icon for author Stephanie Jablon Stephanie Jablon

Making the decision to divorce does not always equate to a battle in court. Trained collaborative law attorneys can review alternative dispute resolution options with you other than the traditional litigation route. In the past few years, the collaborative process has grown due in part to some very positive aspects of collaborative law, which may be a favorable option for you. The collaborative process is a conscious choice to agree […]

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Complex Financial Issues in Divorce

An Explanation of Equitable Distribution of Property

April 16, 2018 | Blog, Complex Financial Issues, Divorce, Equitable Distribution

Icon for author Jennifer Zofcin Jennifer Zofcin

In Pennsylvania, family courts divide marital property using a system called equitable distribution. The goal of equitable distribution is to effectuate economic justice between the parties. Therefore, the division is not always done in equal shares, as is commonly seen in community property states. A Pittsburgh divorce lawyer can walk you through the steps of equitable distribution and explain the intricacies if you are considering divorce and need to review […]

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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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