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Thursday, November 14, 2019

Domestic Violence and Divorce


71 were shot
30 were stabbed
10 were beaten 
5 were strangled 
6 were killed in some other way

In total, 122 Pennsylvania victims of domestic violence died last year. 68% were killed by a former or current intimate partner. 

It is easy to think “this will never happen to me” or “ what is happening to me is not that serious,” but the truth is 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men experience severe physical violence by an intimate partner.
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Monday, November 11, 2019

“Few People Are Normal, Deep Down In Their Private Lives.”


Did you manage to snag tickets to the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival this summer? In addition to doing Antony & Cleopatra and Henry IV, Part 1, the company also put on Read more . . .


Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Divorcing When Happily Married


Q: What is a “medical divorce”?

Reading, Pennsylvania divorce attorneys expect clients who come to them wanting a divorce to be ready-- and even eager-- to untie the knot. Common reasons people get divorced are standard “irretrievably broken or irreconcilable differences” factors including infidelity, addiction, domestic abuse, different spending habits or parenting styles, or just growing apart. But sometimes couples who are very much in love and who both want to remain together find themselves seeking a divorce. 

Why would a happily married couple get divorced?

To avoid financial ruin. Such is the reason for the phenomenon known as “medical divorce”.
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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

When Revenge Comes Back To Bite You


Hey ladies
When your man wanna get buck-wild
Just go back and hit 'em up style
Put your hands on his cash and spend it to the last dime
For all the hard times

-“Hit ‘Em Up Style (Oops!)” by Blu Cantrel 


In the early 2000s, the R&B artist Blu Cantrell topped the charts with this catchy tune that still makes me cringe every time I hear it. 

It is the revenge song to end all revenge songs. The singer catches her man cheating, so she goes on a shopping spree, destroys his personal items, and then sells everything else “till there was just nothin' left.” She then brags that she paid all the bills late, and implies that she took or sold his car and home. 

If Ms.
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Thursday, September 12, 2019

'Tis the Season to Divorce


It’s time for back-to-school shopping, pumpkin spice lattes... and divorcing.Read more . . .


Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Splitting Up a Pension in a Divorce


Q: What Happens to Their Pensions When a Couple Gets Divorced?

Reading, Pennsylvania divorce attorneys pay special attention to pensions when counseling their clients on dividing marital property. If a pension or retirement account must be divided, it is done by a court order known as a Qualified Domestic Relations Order, or QDRO, which happens at the time of the divorce rather than at the time of retirement.

With twenty percent of marriages ending within the first 5 years and one-third ending within 10 years, splitting pensions in the future may not be as common in divorce cases as it is today.
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Sunday, June 30, 2019

A Couple’s Focus May Help or Doom Their Marriage


Do child-centered marriages more often end in divorce?

Helicopter parents take note: Child-centered marriages may be more likely to end in divorce than couple-focused marriages.

Ever since the baby boomer crowd decided that their children would have everything in life that they never had, their kids and those of subsequent generations have largely been raised in families where parents focused on their children’s wants and needs rather than on themselves as a couple. And the results have negatively impacted their marriages, their children, and society.
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Thursday, June 27, 2019

Divorce and the Marital Home


What happens to the marital home in a divorce?

Thirty years ago, there was a movie called War of the Roses. It starred Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner as a married couple who, in the process of a vicious divorce, tried nearly everything to get each other to leave the marital home. At one point, they even divided the marital home in half—literally--using duct tape down the middle. Happily, that isn’t the norm then or now. There are more civilized options generally taken for Read more . . .


Thursday, May 23, 2019

Five Great Strategies for Handling Conflict During Your Divorce


The decision to end a marriage can bring to the surface a variety of emotions that a person may not have been expecting. As spouses are dealing with unwanted and difficult emotions, they are also dealing with numerous changes and adjustments, such as their living arrangements, financial situation, time with their child, and property division issues. It is understandable that couples often experience conflict during divorce.

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Thursday, April 18, 2019

Legal Revenge: Why Some People Still File Fault-Based Divorces


There are no shortage of songs that have topped the charts by urging you to take revenge on a lover that has broken your heart. Carrie Underwood took a Louisville slugger to both headlights and slashed a hole in all 4 tires of her ex’s truck. Blu Cantrell maxed out a cheater’s credit cards. And a heartbroken Adam Levine, the lead singer of Maroon 5, shot another man dead after finding him in his bed. 

All of those songs are full of terrible advice.
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Thursday, March 14, 2019

Can couples continue in business relationships after getting divorced?


It wasn’t just an announcement that Reading Pennsylvania divorce attorneys noticed-- it was the divorce heard ‘round the world. 
When the news broke that arguably the richest man in the world was getting divorced, people couldn’t help but speculate how the division of marital property would be handled in such a high-profile divorce case. 

The founder and CEO of Amazon, worth an estimated $137 billion, is reportedly divorcing his wife of 25 years and is in a serious relationship with another woman.


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