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Monday, May 18, 2020

Quarantines Lead To COVIDivorce


Being quarantined during the coronavirus pandemic has pushed many couples to the breaking point. If you are contemplating divorce, you are not alone. The COVID-19 crisis is forcing all of us to carefully consider how we want to live the rest of our lives.
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Friday, May 15, 2020

Co-Parenting And The Coronavirus


Co-parenting a child with your ex can be difficult even during the best of times. During the coronavirus pandemic, it has become particularly challenging. Attorney Gary R.
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Monday, April 20, 2020

William Shatner Awarded Horse Seaman In Divorce


You never know what is most important to a couple until that couple splits up. You are then given a peek behind the curtain when the divorce settlement lists specific items both members of the couple obviously valued.

Back in 2013, Stephanie Gonis, the ex-wife of the Black Keys' Dan Auerbach, was awarded a lock of Bob Dylan’s hair when the couple split.
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Thursday, April 16, 2020

40 Years Of Pennsylvania’s Divorce Code


This winter, the Family Law Section of the Pennsylvania Bar Association used its annual meeting to celebrate something special — the 40 year anniversary of Pennsylvania’s Divorce Code. It is amazing to compare our state’s current Read more . . .


Tuesday, March 17, 2020

4 Tax Tips For Divorcing Couples


Benjamin Franklin once quipped that “...in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” We’ve previously written about the Read more . . .


Friday, March 13, 2020

A Piece Of Advice On Rekindling Romance


Whether the person doling out wisdom is Abby, Prudence, or Read more . . .


Tuesday, February 18, 2020

A Lesson On When to Call It Quits From Teresa & Joe Giudice Of RHONJ Fame


In late 2019, People magazine reported that Teresa and Joe Giudice are separating. The Real Housewives of New Jersey stars have endured a lot over their 20-year marriage, so why split up now? It’s a question only they can answer — just like it is a question only you can answer when it comes to your marriage. Nobody but you can decide when it is time to Read more . . .


Friday, February 14, 2020

Top Tips for Business Owners Contemplating Divorce


Are you into podcasts? The on-demand digital lectures are growing in popularity. People enjoy being entertained or educated while they commute, clean the house, or do other tasks. Cell phones and smart speakers make listening easy, and you can’t beat the price — free.

One of the most popular podcasts out there is a show called Read more . . .


Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Financial Deception Is Driving Millennial Divorces


Q: What impact do finances have on divorce rates?

Is my spouse or significant other hiding something? That’s a question many people considering a divorce in Pennsylvania may be asking themselves. But while some would interpret the question as applying to infidelity, Love and Money survey by TD Bank suggests another kind of secret is behind the break-ups of many millennials.

Apparently, one-third of the people surveyed would consider a break-up if their partner kept a financial secret.
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Friday, January 17, 2020

Divorce and Updating Your Estate Plan


Q: Should I update my estate plan during my divorce?

It’s a common scenario that most married couples, especially those with children, will have an estate plan drafted at some point during their marriage. What they may lose sight of in the turmoil that can accompany getting divorced in Pennsylvania is how important reviewing and updating their estate plan is – ideally as soon as possible after filing for divorce.

State laws differ and most states have provisions that completely or partially terminate a spouse’s right to inherit from and/or act as a fiduciary for their soon-to-ex-spouse.
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Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Marital Agreements and Sham Agreements


Q: What happens to a marital agreement if the marriage is invalid?

Most people would not be shocked to hear that a prenuptial agreement was entered into between a wealthy young heiress and her high-profile hairdresser husband-to-be. There would be no surprises that the father of the bride would want to protect his and his daughter’s financial legacy in the event of a future break up. After all, this is how prenuptial agreements have been played out in Hollywood for decades.



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