Monday, June 27, 2016

Why Prenuptial Agreements are a Good Idea

What are the benefits of having a prenuptial agreement?

Most people get married not planning on the possibility of divorce even though the statistics tell us otherwise. If the divorce becomes contentious, deciding how to divide the marital property can become quite complicated, even though Pennsylvania is an equitable distribution state. This means that the courts will divide the property fairly, based on a number of considerations. For those who want to take control of the matter and avoid intervention by the courts, however, having a prenuptial agreement can be beneficial.


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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Conditions under which child support payments may be adjusted

Much like a marriage may evolve or in fact dissolve, so to might the circumstances of one or both spouses. For example, consider the case of a spouse who, after a divorce, has been paying a certain amount of child support, but who loses his or her job and remains unemployed or perhaps underemployed for an extended period of time. Can this spouse ask the court to adjust his or her child support payments?

In Pennsylvania, the law requires that a spouse attempting to vary the child support payments submit evidence supporting claims that the unemployment was involuntary in order for a change in child support payments to be considered. This loss of employment can range from a long-term job as a professional or tradesperson to work that is seasonal or commission based.

Other circumstances that may cause one to change child support payments include a change in income which results when a parent or partner moving in or a child who no longer requires expenses, for example, like daycare.

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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

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