Thursday, June 25, 2020

Business Owners Face Difficult Decisions During Divorce

Owning a small business is stressful in the best of times. The uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has not made things easier. Navigating these challenging times has been difficult for our firm’s business clients, but it has been a real headache for our business clients who are also in the midst of a Read more . . .

Monday, June 22, 2020

COVIDivorces Are On The Rise

If quarantining with your spouse has made you realize that it is time to end your marriage, you are not alone. Being cooped up with your family is like being trapped in a pressure cooker with no release valve. Nobody can leave the house for an extended period of time, finances are being stressed as the economy craters, and everyone is generally anxious about the virus.

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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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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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